Join the 2023 Harvest for Hunger Campaign

Join this year's Harvest for Hunger Campaign by saying no to local hunger and yes to feeding families. Together, we can feed the future by refusing to let kids in our schools be undernourished. Together, we can ensure families aren’t forced to make difficult choices between necessities and nourishing food.

100% of every dollar raised in this campaign goes toward providing free food for individuals and families in need in our local community. Join us and make a direct impact on local families facing hunger. 

The Harvest for Hunger Campaign is celebrating 32 years of serving Northeast Ohioans! The Campaign is a partnership between four food banks and focuses on fighting hunger across 21 counties. This is the Foodbank’s largest fundraising campaign and helps support food distribution all year long. Support from the community is vital to ensure families struggling with hunger have a place to turn during their time of need.

Campaign Co-Chairs

Mark Sterling
Beaver Constructors, Inc.
Bernett L. Williams
Akron Children's Hospital


Harvest for Hunger supports our neighbors. Meet Joe.

Select a category below to learn how you can support the Campaign.

JUMP TO: Financial Contributions | Host a Virtual Food Drive | Host a Food & Funds Drive | Donate Food | Donate Time | Campaign Events | Questions?

Financial Contributions to Harvest for Hunger

Thousands of individuals rely on the Foodbank and its network of hunger-relief partners 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 our 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 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.

Host a Virtual Food Drive

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 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. We consider your transportation of collected food as part of your donation. Your delivery to one of our warehouses allows us to use our resources in a cost-effective manner. Please call 330.535.6900 to setup a drop-off appointment or schedule a time onlineMore »


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 330.535.6900 to find the volunteer opportunity that is right for you.

Host a Foodbank Speaker

Learn more about the Foodbank's work, hunger in your community and how you can make a difference by hosting a Foodbank speaker for a short presentation.

Harvest for Hunger Campaign Events


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