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Companies and community partners provide critical resources to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, helping to provide millions of meals a year.
There are a number of ways for your company to support the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and foster a culture of service with your staff.
Organize an employee food or funds drive at your workplace and help feed hungry families in the communities we serve. We offer branded marketing materials and a speaker’s bureau, as well as a virtual food drive online donation system, allowing for easy and convenient "team raising" opportunities. Consider matching employee contributions and double your impact!
Payroll deduction is an employer-sponsored program that empowers employees to support the Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s mission with a tax-deductible donation given directly from your paycheck. Payroll deduction is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to support the Food Bank. A few dollars deducted from your paycheck each pay period can make a lasting impact on the lives of our community members struggling with hunger. Work with your Human Resources Department to find out if your company participates and watch your contribution go even further.
You can join more than 600 local companies and organizations in the fight against hunger by participating in the annual Harvest for Hunger campaign. Harvest for Hunger is a collaborative effort of four area food banks in Northeast Ohio. This campaign is one of the largest annual community-wide food and funds drives in the nation, providing millions meals across 21 counties in Northeast Ohio.
Companies that participate in Harvest for Hunger have discovered that, in addition to helping those in need, their employees enjoy the team-building activities of their company food and funds drive. Additional opportunities for support include employee matching gift programs, a corporate contribution, or sponsorship of a Harvest for Hunger event.
Volunteers are crucial to the operation of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. In fact, last year more than 10,000 volunteers provided more than 25,0000 hours of service, the equivalent of over 40 full-time employees! It would not be possible to collect, sort and repack all of the food that comes through our warehouse every day without volunteers. From groups of ten to 100, companies can provide employees and management with this great team-building opportunity.
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank has a variety of funding opportunities for programs designed to help meet the needs of our community with a focus on vulnerable groups, including children, seniors and clients with health challenges.
Please contact our Corporate Relations team at 216.738.2046 or via email.