Every spring, we coordinate the "Harvest for Hunger" campaign, a 21-county food and funds drive. This extraordinary community-wide effort helps provide nutritious food for the one in six Ohioans who don't know where their next meal is coming from.
While the economy is improving, low-income Ohioans are still struggling. Northeast Ohio food banks, and our network of partner agencies, are serving more people now than we were before the recession, including working parents at part-time or low-wage jobs, who just can't make ends meet. And nearly 50 percent of clients at local hunger centers are children or the elderly. For every dollar donated, our food banks can provide more than four nutritious meals for our neighbors in need.
There are many ways that you can help. Give at your local supermarket using the coupons in your checkout aisle to add $1, $5 or $10 to your grocery bill, host a food and funds drive, or make a gift online at www.harvestforhunger.org.