CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - This year's Harvest for Hunger campaign was recognized for setting a record with its community-wide food and funds drive.
Organizers say the campaign collected over $4.9 million and 345,000 lbs. of food to provide 20 million meals for local food pantries and soup kitchens.
Harvest for Hunger is one of the largest annual, community-wide food and funds drives in the nation covering 21-counties. Participating food banks include the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley and Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio.
Harvest for Hunger's annual food began in 1992.
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