The Cleveland Foodbank works to ensure that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day.

Foodbank by the Numbers


2012 was a busy year – the Cleveland Foodbank made possible 33.4 million meals! This is no easy feat. We were only able to accomplish this with your help!

It is truly amazing when you think about the depth of the community's support for the Foodbank and our mission. Our food donors contribute nutritious food items. Our volunteers repack the food and get it ready for distribution. Our financial donors support key programs, such as our Kids Cafes and Backpack for Kids programs, that ensure our success. Our staff works tirelessly with our member agencies to get the food to the people who need it most – the thousands of hungry men, women and children in our community.

Our work together helps to ensure that Northeast Ohio's community organizations have enough food and resources they need to feed the hungry. Over the past year, we have worked to improve the quality of the food we distribute, expand our outreach efforts to sign people up for SNAP benefits (formerly food stamps) and educate the community about the need for hunger relief.

We are thrilled to be able to share so much good news with you and are grateful for your continued support in our work. We have a great deal of work ahead of us this year to ensure that local community organizations have the resources they need to serve the hungry. Hunger continues to be a serious and urgent problem right in our own community, and it continues to get worse. One in six Ohioans struggles to put food on the table. We understand the challenges we face and we know that, with your help, we can and will do more. Your support makes our accomplishments possible.

It is an enormous undertaking to feed thousands of people in our six-county service territory. But it is one that we could never do without you - our member agencies, volunteers, local legislators, food donors and financial donors. You truly make a difference, and for that we are thankful.

2012 Accomplishments


Balance Sheet (As of Sept. 30, 2012)

Total Liabilities and Net Assets


Statement of Activities and Changes in Net Assets
(Year ended Sept. 30, 2012)

Net assets, end of year

Balance sheet is as of Sept. 30, 2012. Complete set of audited financial statements as of Sept. 30, 2012, are available for review by calling the Cleveland Foodbank at 216.738.2052.

Statement of activities and changes in net assets reflects activity from Oct. 1, 2011, through Sept. 30, 2012. Complete audited financials from Oct. 1, 2011, through Sept. 30, 2012, are available for review by calling the Cleveland Foodbank at 216.738.2052.


Board of Directors


Wayne Hill, Board Chair
University of Akron

Carrie Carpenter, Vice Chair
Charter One

Darnell Brown, Secretary
City of Cleveland

Howard Landau, Vice Chair
Landau Public Relations
James M. Pazderak, Treasurer
Covenant Financial Group Ltd.

Anthony C. Rego, Vice Chair
Giant Eagle Inc.

Shirley Stineman, Vice Chair
The Plain Dealer


Patricia Ackerman
Chalkdust Education Foundation

Joan U. Allgood

Eric Bredeson
Nestle USA

Micki Byrnes

William H. Coquillette, Secretary
Jones Day

John R. Corlett
The MetroHealth System

John Cymanski
Heinen’s Inc.

Rosemarie Feighan DeJohn
Board of County Commissioners

M. Gayle Doucette
James L. Francis
Swagelok Co.

Heidi Gartland
University Hospitals

Anita Gray
Congressional Liaison to Congresswoman Marcia Fudge

Amy Kaplan
Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland

Lou Keim
West Side Ecumenical Ministry

Cynthia Moore-Hardy
Lake Health Inc.

Nick Orlando, Jr.
Orlando Baking Co.

Jim Patterson
Patterson Fruit Farm
Sean P. Richardson
FirstMerit Bank

John Sauerland
Progressive Corp.

Steven L. Siemborski
Grant Thornton LLP

Felton Thomas, Jr.
Cleveland Public Library

Ann Weinzimmer
Eaton Corp.

Doug Yost
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

U.S. Sen. George Voinovich, Honorary Director

Anne Campbell Goodman, President and CEO
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Thank you to our donors, volunteers and member agencies for their ongoing support of the Cleveland Foodbank. We couldn’t do it without you!

Donors starting at $250, monthly donors, Tomorrow’s Harvest, United Way and Combined Federal Campaign

Volunteer groups and volunteers with more than 100 hours

Food donors

Member agencies