Workplace Giving

Workplace Giving

To make donating as convenient as possible, we participate in a variety of workplace giving programs.

Employee Giving

Payroll deduction is an employer-sponsored program that empowers employees to support Second Harvest’s mission with a tax-deductible donation given directly from your paycheck. Payroll deduction is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to help. A few dollars deducted from your paycheck each pay period can make a lasting impact on the lives of our community members struggling with hunger.

Matching Gifts

Does your company offer to match employees’, retirees’ and employees’ spouses’ donations? Implement a matching gift program today and maximize the impact of your employees’ donations. Contact Becky Bardsley at Second Harvest, 440-444-0691,  to discuss how to get the process started.


It would not be possible to collect, sort and repack all of the food that comes through our warehouse every day or conduct direct distributions without volunteers. Companies can provide employees and management with this great team-building opportunity.

Yearly Campaigns

Consider organizing a campaign at your place of work. Here are our major initiatives.
We can help with supplies, ideas and virtual options:

Harvest for Hunger

Our annual community-wide campaign that raises food and funds to stock food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters throughout our region.


Holiday Cheer

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

Government Employee Campaigns

Federal, State and city government employees each have their own special campaigns that are donor-directed to non-profit organizations across the world. To make your designation to Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio, please use the appropriate agency number. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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. 


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.


Donate Food

Donating food can be a very effective and cost-efficient solution to inventory surpluses, space and storage limitations, and waste disposal costs.