Harvest for Hunger

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Harvest for Hunger

Harvest for Hunger is the largest annual community-wide campaign in the country that raises food and funds to stock food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters throughout 21 counties. 

The campaign is in partnership between four food banks focusing on fighting hunger across our regions. Last year, we have raised more than $340,000 and 4,000 pounds of food. Join us this March by saying no to local hunger and yes to feeding families. Together, we can ensure families aren’t forced to make difficult choices between necessities and nutritious food!

Meet our 2023 Harvest for Hunger Honorary Chair:

Second Harvest is proud to announce Sundaram “Naga” Nagarajan, President & CEO of Nordson Corporation, as the Honorary Chairperson for the 2023 Harvest for

Hunger campaign. Nagarajan serves as the President and CEO of Nordson Corporation, an innovative precision technology company headquartered in Westlake, Ohio. Forty years ago, Nordson’s founders, Eric and Evan Nord created the County Cupboard, which grew into Second Harvest and is located in the Nordson Food Distribution Center in Lorain County.

"Nordson and Second Harvest have a storied history," said Julie Chase-Morefield, President & CEO of Second Harvest. "Naga has embraced his role as a leader in the community and has a passion of our mission. We're thrilled he is serving as the 2023 Honorary Chairperson for one of the most vital campaigns we participate in each year."

Nordson maintains that rich legacy through the support of Second Harvest and the critical mission it serves. Every dollar raised in our community during the Harvest for Hunger campaign will help our region restock the shelves of food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. 

Help Us Reach Our 2023 Goal to Provide Over 2.5 Million Meals!

Harvest for Hunger
Get Involved Today!

Harvest for Hunger ad - Pick One

Harvest for Hunger is a crucial program for Second Harvest and the region. There are many ways to get involved:

  • Run a Harvest for Hunger Campaign at your workplace or school. Encourage your company or organization to join hundreds of others and run an employee fund and/or virtual food drive. As a student or teacher, encourage your school to get involved. Learn more about running Food & Fund Drive HERE!
  • Donate at your local Giant Eagle, Buehler’s, or Heinen's store. Make a $1, $5 or $10 contribution at the register through Check Out Hunger.
  • Look for Harvest for Hunger ads. Look for ads in The Morning Journal, The Chronicle Telegram, and the Norwalk Reflector.
  • Radio partners. Tune in to WEOL, WOBL, WDLW, WGGN, WCPZ, WOHF, WMJK, WLEC, WLKR, and WKFM. 
  • Donate Online. For every $1, Second Harvest can provide 7 meals to local families, children, and seniors in need.

Contact us at (440) 960-2265, x 310, or mflynn@secondharvestfoodbank.org for more information

Other Upcoming Events

Holiday Cheer

For the past 39 years, Holiday Cheer has raised millions of meals to help local families struggling with hunger.


Generous Helpings

Generous Helpings is our annual fundraiser held to bring awareness and raise dollars for hunger relief for those in the Crawford, Erie, Huron and Lorain Counties.


Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month — the nationwide campaign designed to inspire people to act and raise awareness of hunger in the United States.