(Cleveland)- The 2013 Harvest for Hunger campaign is underway!
It’s one of the largest annual, community-wide food and funds drives in the nation and provides critical resources to local hunger relief organizations in 21 counties in Northeast and North Central Ohio.
The campaign kicked off Wednesday morning at the Quicken Loans Arena practice courts. Hundreds of volunteers, all the co-chairs and honorary co-chairs attended as well as Anne Goodman President of the Foodbank, Darnell Brown on behalf of Mayor Frank Jackson and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald.
Last year, businesses, supermarkets, schools and individuals across the region came together and contributed enough resources to provide over 15 million meals.
Unfortunately, the number of people turning to hunger centers for emergency food continues to rise. This year’s goal is to provide enough food for 16 million meals.
Harvest for Hunger is an important source of support for area hunger centers and the hundreds of thousands of people turning to them for help. One in six Ohioans struggle to put food on the table.
The annual drive is coordinated by the Cleveland Foodbank.
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