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How you can help local hunger relief efforts in Northeast Ohio during Harvest for Hunger Campaign

Posted at 10:09 AM, Mar 25, 2019

CLEVELAND — Four food banks across Northeast Ohio are collaborating for the Harvest for Hunger Campaign Week of Giving to encourage the community to get involved with local hunger relief efforts.

Kicking off on April 1, the Harvest for Hunger Campaign is giving the community an opportunity to get involved in local hunger relief efforts through a variety of activities — from enjoying a burger at Swensons to having your groceries bagged by local celebrities.

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley and the Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio are collaborating to host the following activities:

Monday, April 1, 2019 – Make a Donation Monday The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has generously offered to match all donations on Make a Donation Monday, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000. Make your donation at akroncantonfoodbank.org/wog.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 – Take a Tour Tuesday Visit your Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, located at 350 Opportunity Parkway in Akron at 12pm, 1pm, 5pm or 6pm. Take a tour of the 83,000 square foot facility and see your donations hard at work. To RSVP, please visit akroncantonfoodbank.org/wog.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – Volunteer Wednesday Volunteers are crucial to the work of the Foodbank. It’s because of volunteers that your Foodbank is able to provide food and other essential items to community members in need. To volunteer, please visit akroncantonfoodbank.org/volunteer.

Thursday, April 4, 2019 – Thankful Thursday Print and snap a photo with a Harvest for Hunger support sign found at akroncantonfoodbank.org/wog. Post and tag the Foodbank on social media and use #HarvestForHunger to show your support for the Campaign.

Friday, April 5, 2019 – Food Truck Friday Bring your friends and coworkers to the Canal Place parking lot at 520 S. Main St. in downtown Akron from 11am-1pm for lunch from the Swenson’s food truck. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Harvest for Hunger Campaign.

Saturday, April 6, 2019 – Supermarket Saturday Have your groceries bagged by local celebrities. Celebrity baggers will bag groceries when customers make a $10, $5 or $1 donation at the cash register from 11am-1pm. Participating supermarkets include Giant Eagle Market District at Portage Crossing in Cuyahoga Falls, Giant Eagle on the Strip in North Canton, Buehler’s Fresh Foods in Orville and Buehler’s Fresh Foods in Jackson Township. For a complete listing of celebrities, please visit akroncantonfoodbank.org/wog.