Harvest For Hunger Campaign Underway

(Cleveland) - It's that time of year, when you go to participating supermarkets in Northeast Ohio, you'll be asked to add a little more to your total to help out Harvest for Hunger, one of the largest annual community-wide food funding drives in the nation.

Harvest for Hunger is coordinated by Greater Cleveland Food Bank, but also helps out the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, and Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio.

When you shop at Giant Eagle, Get Go, Heinen's, Dave's Markets, Lucky's Market, Fisher's Foods, or Buehler's Fresh Foods, from Saturday, February 20, through April 3, you will see tear-off sheets at the checkout. Pick one and hand it to the cashier, who will scan it, and it adds the amount to your purchase. You can also donate online.

Each dollar collected can go to purchase enough for four healthy meals. In 2020, Harvest for Hunger raised close to $3 million.

Officials of the food banks have seen a drastic increase in the number of people seeking help, due to job loss related to the pandemic. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank sponsors a food giveaway for the needy each Thursday afternoon at the Municipal Parking Lot off the East Shoreway (Ohio State Route 2). RSVPs are required.

(Photo courtesy Greater Cleveland Food Bank)

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