Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Hunger-Free Holidays

Give Help/Hunger-Free Holidays

Help provide a happy, hunger-free holiday for our neighbors in need.

We’re starting right now to make sure NO ONE goes hungry in our community over the winter holidays this year.  And we need your help to make it happen.

From November through January, our team and network of partners experience a spike in demand. Last holiday season, people struggling with hunger turned to us more than 423,000 times to help make ends meet. And we don’t have to look far to see why.

For those already struggling with where to find their next meal, the holiday stress can be overwhelming – and many families and seniors can and do go hungry.  That is not acceptable.

Here at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, we’re working hard now for Hunger-Free Holidays in the coming months.

But we can’t do it without you!  Here’s what you can do to help today:


We plan for our food expenditures months ahead of time – the more funding we have now, the more food and resources we can offer to our communities and plan for the year ahead. One of the most impactful gifts our supporters can give the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is a monetary donation.

Click here to give now.

Start a Food + Funds Drive

Host a food and funds drive at your workplace, school, group or other organization to benefit the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. If you have started or are interested in starting a drive, please fill out this form or contact us via email or at 216.738.2140.

Need ideas? Click here for tips and tricks for a successful drive.

Host a Hunger-Free Holiday Party

It could be a weekend social, a Halloween party, a morning of walking through the park.  Ask guests for donations or a volunteer commitment, ask them to share, and post pictures on social media using #HungerFreeHolidays and #WeFeedCle.

Host a Virtual Food Drive or Facebook Fundraiser

Consider us for a Virtual Food Drive or Facebook fundraiser in honor of Fridays, or Mondays, or your dog, or any special day!  

You can support the Greater Cleveland Food Bank online by hosting a Virtual Food Drive. Set up your drive, share it with coworkers, familiy members, and/or friends - it's that simple! Click here to start a virtual food drive and starts raising funds today.

You can host a fundraiser on Facebook to benefit the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. Sharing your drive with your friends and family just got easier! Click here to start a fundraiser on Facebook.

Questions? Contact us at 216.738.2140 or via email.

Support a Campaign Event

We have many generous partners in our community who are making a commitment providing Hunger-Free Holidays. You can help our hunger relief efforts this holiday season in a variety of ways! Click here to view all of our upcoming events and please be sure to thank our partners for their support.

For more information on upcoming events or to inquire about starting your own, please contact us at 216.738.2046 or via email.

Schedule volunteer time

We are so grateful for the outpouring of volunteers in November and December.  But the number of volunteers means our schedule can fill up – so get your family, friends and groups together and schedule your timeslot now! Or make a commitment to volunteer in the new year!

Click here to sign up for a volunteer shift.