In our community, 1 in 7 individuals struggle with hunger. Food insecurity presents tough choices to families in need, including buying groceries or paying for utilities, medical needs or transportation. The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank hopes to ease these difficult decisions by providing more than 5.3 million meals for our local community in partnership with our network of hunger-relief partners through the Harvest for Hunger Campaign.
The Harvest for Hunger Campaign is a partnership between four food banks and focuses on fighting hunger across 21 counties in Northeast Ohio. This is the Foodbank’s largest fundraising campaign and helps support food distribution all year long. Support from the community is imperative to ensure families struggling with hunger have a place to turn during their time of need.
No matter how you choose to support Harvest for Hunger, please know that 100 percent of every dollar raised in this Campaign goes directly to providing free food for individuals and families in need in our local community.
2019 Honorary Campaign Co-Chairs
- Dr. Brian Harte, President, Cleveland Clinic Akron General
- Robert Roland, Managing Partner, Day Ketterer
Financial Contributions to Harvest for Hunger
We need your support to feed people in need right here in our community. As many as 263,200 different individuals rely on the Foodbank for emergency food assistance each year. Many have to face tough decisions like whether to pay their heating bills or buy groceries for their family. They turn to the Foodbank and its network of hunger-relief partners in their time of need.
Financial contributions make the biggest impact. $1 = 4 meals!
If your organization is interested in participating in the Harvest for Hunger Campaign, please contact Senior Manager of Major Partners and Corporate Relationships, Leslie Genovese, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330.777.7572.
If you'd like to engage your employees in the fight against hunger, invite them to participate in an employee giving campaign. A few dollars deducted each pay period can make a lasting impact on the lives of our community members struggling with hunger. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Start an Online Fundraiser
It's now easier than ever to collect donations for your Foodbank from friends, family members and coworkers. Simply create your own, personalized online fundraiser and share the link via email and through your social networks.
Host a Food & Funds Drive
Join hundreds of local companies, schools, faith-based organizations, government bodies and social groups in hosting a food & funds drive to help families in need in our community. We'll mail you all of the materials you need to make your drive a success!
Food & Funds Drive Resources
We've provided a few downloadable resources to help ensure your drive is a success! Click the button below to access our online Harvest for Hunger resources.
The demand for emergency food is high, and we need your help. Food donations are welcome, especially the Super Six most needed food items: boxed cereal, peanut butter, canned tuna, canned vegetables, canned beef stew and canned soup. Bring your collected food items to the Foodbank Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm. More »
Individuals, families, schools, social groups and corporate organizations offering employees team-building opportunities are all welcome at the Foodbank. Volunteering is a great way to get involved with the Harvest for Hunger Campaign. The help volunteers provide is vital to the Foodbank's hunger-relief efforts. Please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page or contact our volunteer department at 330.777.7579 to find the volunteer opportunity that is right for you.
Harvest for Hunger Campaign Events
- Campaign Kick-off Breakfast - February 26, 2019
- Check Out Hunger - March 10 - April 21, 2019
- Week of Giving - April 1 - 7, 2019
- Stamp Out Hunger - May 11, 2019
- Campaign Celebration - May 17, 2019
- Please view our calendar for additional campaign and community events.
If you have any questions regarding the Harvest for Hunger Campaign, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.