Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Donate Food

While monetary donations to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank are preferred, nonperishable food donations are certainly welcome! If you are a food industry donor looking to donate perishable product, please click here.

Our partner agencies find some items more in demand among their clients than others.

The six most needed food items are:

  • beef stew
  • canned soup
  • canned vegetables
  • canned tuna
  • peanut butter 
  • cereal

The six most requested non-food items by our partner agencies are:

  • deodorant
  • laundry detergent
  • shampoo
  • toilet paper
  • soap
  • toothbrushes 
  • toothpaste

We consider transport of the food to the Food Bank to be part of your donation.

Please bring items to the Food Bank at
15500 S. Waterloo Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44110. 

An appointment is not needed to drop off food. We are able to accept food donations Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please pull around to the back of our building and up to the first truck door on the right (marked “All Donations”). Ring the bell outside the door and a member of our warehouse staff will be out to assist you. Our staff will unload and weigh the items in order to provide you with a receipt for the donation.

Please be prepared to provide our staff with the organization and contact information for your drive and/or food donation. 

Note: We can only accept food donations that are non-perishable and directly received by Food Bank Staff.  Any items left outside our building will be disposed of.