Harvest for Hunger

Harvest for Hunger is an annual fund and food drive to help feed people in need of assistance in Cleveland and it is one of the largest, community-wide food and funds drives in the nation, which provides critical resources to local hunger relief organizations in 21 counties in Northeast and North Central Ohio.

Recently, at the 2015 Harvest for Hunger Recognition Ceremony, companies, employees, various schools, community partners, local media and individuals hosting food and fund drives were recognized and thanked for their hard work, dedication, commitment, and contributions at the Arial International Center on East 40th Street in Cleveland. 

Mayor Frank G. Jackson attended this year’s event as 2015 marks 24 years the City of Cleveland employees have participated in the campaign. Special awards recognitions were presented for the Youth in Philanthropy Award, the Bag of Hope Award, the Edmond V. Worley Award, and the Honorable Mentions. 

The Foodbank supplies over 600 member programs including local hot meal sites, shelters, and food pantries. In addition, they also supply child care centers, group homes, and programs for the elderly. It is through the generosity, dedication and support from the community that the Harvest for Hunger Campaign can continue to supply this many programs. 

Sound the alarm, there’s a growing demand for emergency food resources during these tough economic times and we want to ensure that Clevelanders who are now in need of assistance receive the food they need. The City is calling on all to please give and continue to give support to the less fortunate by donating today. Many families are counting on support. 

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