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Traditional food drives provide community members with the opportunity to donate nonperishable food items to the Food Bank, which in turn distributes that food to those most in need.
Through the support of a network of more than 1,000 partners, including community food drives, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank distributed 48 million pounds of food last year.
Another impactful way to support the Food Bank is by organizing a fundraiser to make a monetary donation in lieu of donating food. Spending $1 on a can of food can secure one small meal, but the Food Bank can stretch each dollar donated to help provide $9 of food, including perishable products such as fresh produce, low-fat dairy, and lean protein.
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 "teamraising" opportunities.
A Virtual Food Drive is a fun, easy, interactive way to set a fundraising goal, solicit and collect donations online, and track your progress. We’ll give you the tools you need to fundraise at your company, school, organization, or among family and friends!
You can create a Facebook Fundraiser for the Food Bank with a few simple clicks. Visit our Facebook page and click “Create Fundraiser” to get started. In a few quick steps, you can set your goal, customize your fundraising page, and start soliciting gifts from your friends on Facebook.
Our Food and Funds Drive team is available to answer all of your questions about hosting a drive at your workplace, school, or another community group.
Please contact our Corporate Relations Team by email and complete the food and fund drive registration form to set up a food drive. A staff member will contact you within 24 hours to learn about your drive and answer any questions you may have. Our team of experts can help you develop and promote a successful drive.
Please contact our Corporate Relations team via email.