Greater Cleveland Food Bank

How to Give

The Greater Cleveland Food Bank relies on the generosity of its supporters and corporate partners to help fight hunger in Northeast Ohio.

Make an online gift now to help

There are many ways to support the Food Bank and no donation is too small to help. $1 can help provide 4 nutritious meals to a family struggling to put food on the table or a senior on a limited fix-income. Since the Food Bank can stretch your donation to have the greatest impact, we encourage supporters to donate money rather than food. However, if you’re interested in donating food, learn more about the most needed items and how to make food donations.

Become a monthly donor

Monthly gifts help to ensure our hungry neighbors get the food they so desperately need all year long by providing a reliable source of support to the Food Bank. Monthly donors are members of Friends of the Food Bank, a special group of loyal supporters. Member benefits include:

  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of the Food Bank
  • Special opportunities to meet with Food Bank leadership
  • Invitations to special events, including Family Volunteer Events and our Annual Meeting, as well as recognition in our Annual Report

Set-up a reoccurring monthly gift today. If you give now, a generous donor will make an extra $40 gift to the Food Bank in honor of you becoming a monthly donor and our 40th anniversary. Your gift will automatically be charged monthly but you can cancel or modify your gift at any time.There is no better feeling than knowing that you are helping to put food on the table each and every day of the year!

Give today in honor or memorial of a loved one 

A tribute gift is a special way to honor friends and family while helping to fight hunger in Northeast Ohio. When you make a tribute gift, you can select from a variety of ecards with personalization options to share the impact of your gift with your loved one. Give a gift that helps fill hungry bellies and warm your loved ones’ hearts.  

Make fighting hunger part of your legacy

A planned gift to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is an opportunity to help fight hunger for generations to come. The Food Bank is extremely grateful for the members of Tomorrow’s Harvest, our planned giving society, who ultimately provide long-term support for our mission and strengthen our ability to meet future challenges in the fight against hunger. Learn more about how you can become a member of Tomorrow’s Harvest and consider a gift to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank in your estate plan.

Give stocks and bonds, and take advantage of the Charitable IRA Rollover

A gift of stocks or bonds can be a great way to help feed hungry families in your community, save on taxes, and receive a charitable deduction. If you are 70 ½ years old or older you can also take advantage of the Charitable IRA Rollover. Learn more about stock and IRA giving, including stock transfer instructions.

*This information is not professional tax or legal advice. Please consult an advisor about your specific situation.

Become a corporate or community partner

Local businesses and community groups are valuable partners in the fight to end hunger. There are several ways to get involved ranging from sponsorships to workplace campaigns to employee match giving and more. Learn how your business – no matter how large or small – can take an active role in the fight to end hunger in Northeast Ohio.