How To Help

It takes the contributions of every sector and every person to sustain lasting, meaningful progress toward a hunger-free future.

Give Your Time

Our 12 member Feeding America foodbanks and statewide hunger relief network rely heavily on the contributions of community volunteers. From sorting food donations and supporting food distributions to assisting pantry customers and engaging in skill-based volunteer projects, there’s a place for you to make a meaningful impact. Visit our interactive foodbank map to contact your regional foodbank and connect to help make a difference.

If you’re looking for a longer-term volunteer commitment, we may have a national service position to match your goals! Our AmeriCorps VISTA members range from young professionals seeking a gap year or an entry-level position, to community members on a mission to transform their neighborhoods, to mid-career professionals seeking to transition into the nonprofit sector, and to retirees looking for a place to channel their skills and altruism. Plus, national service members receive a living stipend and an end-of-service education award. Learn about our available positions.

Gift Your Money

We strive to provide nutritious, wholesome food and keep local pantry shelves and coolers stocked with the food families need for a balanced diet. With each dollar you donate, we can leverage four meals for hungry Ohioans. No one should have to worry about where their next meal will come from. On behalf of the people you’ll help – thank you for your generosity. Give today.

We work toward addressing hunger at a statewide, systemic level. If you would prefer to donate to local hunger-relief efforts, we recommend connecting with your regional Feeding America foodbank, who we are proud and humbled to partner with and represent each day. Visit our interactive foodbank map to locate your regional foodbank and become a donor today.

Share Your Voice

You can make a difference by speaking up and speaking out against hunger and its root causes. Be a hunger champion by staying informed (follow us on Facebook and Twitter), correcting misinformation, and being a warrior for empathy and compassion.

If you’ve been impacted by food insecurity, consider sharing your story with us so we can keep you in mind as a source of personal testimony to reporters or legislators.

If you’re willing to make an occasional call or send an occasional email to your elected officials when we need to make an issue impacting hungry Ohioans a priority, sign up for our advocacy alerts. You can also text FOODBANKS HELP to 52886 to sign up.