September is Hunger Action Month, when Second Harvest along with Feeding America and the nationwide network of food banks unites to urge individuals to take action in their communities. It 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.
Harvest 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.
2016 marks the 33rd 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, "Kool Kat" Oldies WDLW 1380AM and supported by generous donors throughout the county.