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Food Donations & Drives

Host a Food Drive!

Feeding Medina County relies on support from the community to help collect 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 can help you promote it.
  2. 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. 
  3. Promote your food drive using emails, Facebook, Twitter, MedinaCountyEvents.com, websites, and flyers.
  4. Deliver your food to Feeding Medina County at 901 W. Lafayette Rd. Donations are accepted M-F from 8:00am - 3:00pm.

What to Donate

Nutritious, non-perishable foods! Please DO NOT donate items that are past best by.  Donating items that are one year or more from today's date is ideal.

  • Peanut butter (1 lb plastic jars or smaller; NO LARGE jars) 
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Fruit cups (preferably unsweetened/in natural juices)
  • Squeezable jars of jelly (20 oz or smaller; NO GLASS); 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 the Act.

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Feeding Medina County

901 Lafayette Rd. | Medina, OH 44256 | 330.421.4816 | Sandy Hinkle, Executive Director

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