Frequently Asked Questions
The Virtual Food Drive is a unique online tool designed to allow individuals, companies and organizations to create their own custom donation page to raise needed funds on behalf of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank (GCFB) does not discourage food donations. After all, food is needed to eliminate hunger. Monetary donations, however, can yield a greater amount of food in the long run. The GCFB receives substantial amounts of donated food from manufacturers and the community, leverages its buying power to buy in bulk to save money, and purchases food at reduced prices allowing every $1 donated to provide up to four nutritious meals.
All funds raised through the Greater Cleveland Food Bank (GCFB)’s Virtual Food Drives help the 1 in 6 Northeast Ohioans that are food insecure, which means they may not know at any given time where their next meal is coming from. The GCFB is the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio having provided nearly 39 million meals in 2013 to hungry people in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Ashland and Richland counties. Our mission is to ensure that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day.