Join the 2019 Harvest for Hunger Campaign

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

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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.

Donate Money

Financial contributions make the biggest impact. $1 = 4 meals!


Corporate Gifts

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 or 330.777.7572.

Employee Giving

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 for more information.

Learn about the impact of food vs. financial donations.

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.

Create Online Fundraiser

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.


Donate Food

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


If you have any questions regarding the Harvest for Hunger Campaign, please contact