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Food Donations & Drives

Host a Food Drive!

Feeding Medina County appreciates the support from the community to donate food to support our programs. Hosting a food drive can be easy and fun!  Encourage your friends, family, company, church, school or neighborhood to get involved and participate. Use the information below to ensure a successful food drive.

How to Host a Food Drive

  1. Register your food drive with us so we know where and when you are collecting.
  2. Print out the FMCFoodList2018 document linked above and use for advertising the items needed by Feeding Medina County.
  3. Please note we would appreciate your effort in not accepting items that are past their best by date. We will not give out expired food. 
  4. Promote your food drive using emails, Facebook, Twitter, MedinaCountyEvents.com, websites, and flyers.
  5. Deliver your food to Feeding Medina County at 650 W. Smith Rd., C8. Donations are accepted M-F from 8:00am - 3:00pm. Call us at 330-421-4816 to schedule your drop off. 

What to Donate

Nutritious, non-perishable foods! Please DO NOT donate items that are past best by date. Donating items that are one year or more from today's date is ideal. Large sized items are not good for FMC, so please donate the sizes noted. 

  • Peanut butter (1 lb plastic jars or smaller; NO LARGE jars) 
  • Squeezable jars of jelly (20 oz or smaller; NO GLASS)
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Fruit cups/cans of fruit (preferably unsweetened/in natural juices)
  • 15 oz cans of vegetables (corn, peas, green beans)
  • 5oz - 7oz cans of tuna fish
  • High calcium, fat-free/sugar-free pudding cups 

Items donated are placed in bags that are carried by children and elderly adults. Adhering to our size limits and no glass restrictions is very important. When advertising your food drive, please be sure to include this information.

Ideas and Themes

Get creative!

Pass out grocery bags to your co-workers and have Macaroni Mondays, Fruit Cup Tuesdays, or Peanut Butter Week to encourage donations of high protein foods.

Have a competition between departments such as building structures out of food donations.

Consider challenges such as raising your weight in food or filling the CEO's office with peanut butter.

Offer raffle prizes for donations such as a paid vacation day, event tickets, books, artwork, gift cards, etc.

Host a neighborhood yard sale that benefits Feeding Medina County; offer discounts for donated food.

Host a party for friends where door prizes would be given for food donations.

Ask guests to bring food donations to your events such as BBQ's or dinner parties.

Helpful Materials
You may use our Feeding Medina County Logo if you register your food drive with us.  When registering with us, we will provide you with a list of food items that we need. 

You can give without risk of liability under the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation ActClick here to read more about -he Act.

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Feeding Medina County

650 W. Smith Rd. C-8 | Medina, OH 44256 | 330.421.4816 | Sandy Hinkle, Executive Director

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