Manufacturer & Retail Food Donations

Giving Food

Manufacturer & Retail Food Donations

Local corporate food donors provide over 20% of food donations to Second Harvest.

Donating food can be a very effective and cost-efficient solution to inventory surpluses, space and storage limitations, and waste disposal costs. Food donations are tax-deductible and donors are protected from liability through the Good Samaritan Law.

Second Harvest can accept fresh produce, refrigerated items, frozen foods including meats, bakery items, personal care products and bulk packaged products, as well as dry canned goods.

Contact Linda Todi at (440) 960-2265, x-309 for information and specific guidelines regarding corporate food donations or schedule drop-off or transportation of donated food.

Food Donations
Donating surpluses to Second Harvest

If you are a food manufacturer, distributor, retailer, restaurant, farmer, or otherwise involved in the food industry, consider donating any food surpluses to Second Harvest.

Please consider donating the following:

  • Surplus inventory or production
  • Discontinued product
  • Products with cosmetic errors
  • Items that have production errors
  • Sample, promotional or seasonal items
  • Test products or new products
  • Products that are near code dates
  • Bulk and foodservice sized product
  • Unlabeled or mislabeled items
  • Products with damaged packaging

Other Ways to Give

Donate Monthly

Join the Giving Circle!
Pledging to make a recurring monthly gift is easy and guarantees that your generosity is felt year-round.


Donate Stock

A creative and easy way to support Second Harvest is donating appreciated stock, mutual fund shares, and other securities while potentially receiving tax benefits. 


Workplace Giving

To make donating as convenient as possible for employers and employees, you can participate in a variety of workplace giving programs.


Plannned Gift

Whether made during your lifetime or after, a planned gift is an opportunity to support an organization whose mission is important to you and your family.