How Can I Help?
There are many ways you can assist Our Community Hunger Center in our mission to feed our hungry neighbors in the Twinsburg, Ohio area. We need both in-kind donations and financial support. Monetary donations can be made via PayPal (click the button in the top of any page of this website) or by mail. Donors names will not be shared outside the organization. We will pick up financial and/or in-kind donations if you give us a call. In-kind donations of food (fresh, frozen, and non-perishable), hygiene items, household supplies, and paper products can be dropped off at the Center during business hours; You can leave in-kind donations outside the Center if we are not there when you arrive. See the list at the bottom of the page for items that we need. We keep the list updated with the items in most urgent need.
There are small things you can do that would be very helpful, and some won’t cost you anything!
Like and follow us on Facebook. That way you will be alerted to our activities and can contribute your ideas to provide support for our neighbors. Contact us and provide your email; we will send you our email news updates.
- Send us your money-saving household tips and your budget-friendly recipes for healthy dishes. We will share them with our recipients and Facebook friends.
Sign up as a member of CommonKindness and use their coupons. Manufacturers offer special coupons on that website, many of which are hard-to-find high-value coupons for organic foods and environmentally friendly cleaners. If you designate us as your charity of choice, each time you redeem a coupon from the website, CommonKindness will make a donation to our food pantry.
If you shop online at Amazon.com, go to AmazonSmile.com instead and designate Our Community Hunger Center as your preferred charity. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the cost of your eligible purchases to our food pantry.
When you shop and see a great deal, buy a few extras and donate them. If you use coupons, shop where they will be doubled. In fact, join Giant Eagle Couponers on Facebook, where you will find coupons matched up with all the sale items on a weekly basis. The first post on the page will lead you to weekly deals, where you can sometimes get items at a very low price (pennies!) or for free.
Send us your unused coupon inserts from the Sunday newspaper and the mail so we can stock our shelves more econ omically.
When you are disposing of unused incontinence supplies and opened household cleaners, drop them off at the Center.
Volunteer your time sorting and dating in-kind donations, stocking shelves, and picking up donations and dropping off items to our clients. We reimburse volunteers for gas used in Center business.
- Sponsor a family or two for our Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas.
What Items Do You Need?
The following food, hygiene, paper products, and household items are in greatest demand by our recipients. The items in most urgent need TODAY are highlighted in blue. PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN TO SEE WHAT OUR BIGGEST NEEDS ARE.
Beans, canned or dry
Canned pasta, corned beef hash, dumplings, and stew
Canned fish and meat
Canned fruits/vegetables (anything other than corn, green beans, and carrots)Cartons of shelf-stable milk/milk alternatives
Cereal and granola bars
Coffee, tea, and creamer
Condiments and salad dressing
Cookies, crackers, and other snack items
Dinner kits (e.g. Pizza, Mexican, Chinese, Helper meals)
Fruit and vegetable juices
Gelatin and pudding
Hot and cold cereal
Macaroni and cheese
Muffin, cake, and cookie mixes
Pancake mix and syrup
Peanut butter and jelly
Pork & beans/baked beans