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Canned Food


Donate, Volunteer, and help our community!


Financial donations are always most impactful as food is available at heavily discounted prices to our pantries through the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please press here:


Pick your pantry. 

Reach out to your local pantries to find a pantry in need that will be willing to accept your donations and plan a drive that will best fit their needs and availability.

Set your goal. 

How much food do you want to collect? (1 food item for every participant or 100 pounds of food.)

Set your dates. 

Pick a start and end date for your food drive. (2-3 weeks. It’s enough time to get the word out and keep the momentum going for a successful drive.)

Pick a location. 

Pick a highly visible, safe and convenient location for people to collect and store the food. (Lobby or cafeteria.)

Get the word out.

Let everyone know what you’re up to and let them know what kinds of food items are needed. (Use email, posters, fliers, regular mail, newsletters, announcements, Intranet, Facebook, Instagram. Create a friendly competition and offer prizes.)

Collect the food.

Let people drop off at convenient times and provide boxes labeled “Our company or school Food Drive” with the dates. On the last day, count it up or weigh it! Did you meet your goal?  (Choose smaller boxes, otherwise they will be too heavy to carry once full.

Deliver the food.

Your contribution is even bigger when you deliver the food you’ve collected! Coordinate delivery directly with your local pantry (Plan ahead and see if there is someone who would volunteer to be the designated delivery person.)


Announce the results and congratulate and thank participants! Let them know that you, the Geauga Hunger Task Force and the hungry people we serve are grateful and appreciative of their generosity! 


If you wish to make food donations, and have the ability, please consider giving foods that are gluten-free, or lower in sodium and sugar that we may provide a wonderful gift without adding to complications such as high blood pressure or diabetes. Donations delivery should be coordinated directly with your local food pantry

If you would like to make a donation to help our neighbors, please consider a gift of any of the following items:

  • Ketchup

  • Mustard

  • Salad Dressing

  • Mayonnaise

  • Coffee/Tea

  • Peanut Butter

  • Vegetable Oil

  • Sugar

  • Flour

  • Canned Vegetables

  • Canned Fruit

  • Cans of Soup/Stews

  • Cans of Meat (Tuna, Chicken, Salmon)

  • Jelly

  • Macaroni & Cheese

  • Spaghetti Sauce

  • Pasta - Whole Grain

  • Non-Sugar Cereal

  • Juice - 100%

  • Spices or Seasonings

Donate, Volunteer, Help Our Community




Our local pantries need volunteers throughout the year. If you are interested in helping one of our local pantries, please contact them directly and let them know:

  • What days of the week are you available

  • How many hours are you available

  • What you would like to do


We will post when we are in need of Board members. Please submit your name and information on the Contact page and we will contact you.

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