What Is Hunger Action Month?

September is Hunger Action Month, join Second Harvest along with Feeding America and the nationwide network of food banks to unite and take action in our communities. Hunger Action Month is our opportunity to create a movement that has a real and lasting impact on our mission to help end hunger in across North Central Ohio and the country.

HFH1Harvest for Hunger is an annual community-wide campaign that raises food and funds to stock food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters throughout our region – which includes Crawford, Erie, Huron and Lorain counties. We partner with three other regional food banks to run this campaign throughout 21 counties, bringing together all of north central and northeast Ohio to raise awareness, funds and food to help families struggling with hunger. Harvest for Hunger is one of the largest campaigns of its kind in the nation, raising more than $2,500,000 and 400,000 pounds of food last year.

2018 marks the 35th anniversary for the Holiday Cheer campaign – spreading the joy of the holiday season by helping families at-risk for hunger in our region during the holidays. The drive is spearheaded by Burger King, "Gold Country" WOBL 1320AM & 107.7FM, "Kool Kat" Oldies WDLW 1380AM & 98.9FM and supported by generous donors throughout the county.

There are no upcoming special events scheduled at the present time, but check back often.

Harvest for Hunger is an annual food and funds drive taking place every March in North Central Ohio. The campaign is one of the largest in the nation, raising more than $2,500,000 and 400,000 pounds of food last year. Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio organizes the campaign in partnership with three other food banks in the region.

Harvest for Hunger provides the following promotional materials to our campaign coordinators. Please indicate the quantity needed next to the materials that you would like to order.

Please send me the following materials with my coordinator's kit:
(Enter the quantity of each item you would like to order)

Join us! Become a Harvest for Hunger partner at your place of work, church or school!

Harvest for Hunger is an annual food and funds drive that takes place every spring. Second Harvest organizes the campaign in partnership with three other food banks in Northern Ohio, serving a total of 21 counties. The 2018 Harvest for Hunger campaign will run in March, April, or May but you can run your campaign whenever it best suits your group.

Hold a “Jeans Day,” run a raffle, sponsor a Chili Cook-Off, hold a competition or just make a donation. Have some fun! Encourage your co-workers, customers and friends to get involved and help feed hungry men, women and children in our community today. We’ve got more ideas and can help you plan your campaign.

For more information on Harvest for Hunger click here.

Agency Order Form
Instructions: Complete the appropriate Statistical Selections. Reports must be submitted to Second Harvest no later than the 15th of the month to which the report pertains.
Food Pantry: A part of a food bank network that distributes food and grocery products to low-income households, including food from sources other than USDA, to relieve situations of emergency and distress. It is housed in a standing facility that distributes commodities, among other food and grocery products, on a regular basis.
FOOD PANTRY Statistical Section
Number of Households
Number of Seniors Served (age 60+)
Number of Adult's Served (18 - 59)
Number of Children Served (birth - 17)
TOTAL Number of People Served

Meal Site: Provides meals to people in need, also known as soup kitchen.

Shelter: Provides nights of shelter to homeless people, run away children or victims of abuse.

MEAL SITE and/or SHELTER Statistical Section
Congregate or Residential Meals: Primary service is not food distribution; but meals are included as part of the services provided, including Residential Treatment Facilities, Child or Adult Day Care, Group Home, Youth Program, Summer Camp etc.
CONGREGATE and/or RESIDENTIAL MEALS Statistical Section*
*federal and state funded food may NOT be used by these agencies
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Second Harvest invites you to The Poverty Simulation. This powerful event allows participants to begin to understand the challenges that typical low income families in our region experience every day. This unique learning resource creates an insight into the state of chronic crisis consuming so many working families. RSVP by October 9, 2018 at (440) 960-2265.