Hunger Network

Name of Non-Profit Organization *
Hunger Network
Today’s Date: * Friday, April 21, 2023
Organization’s website
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number *
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? *
Address *

4415 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
United States
County *
Your Name * Dena Adler
Your Title *
Director of Development
Your email address *
Your Phone Number (216) 619-8155
Executive Director’s Name *
Julie M. Johnson
Executive Director’s email address *
What is the mission of your organization?
Feeding our communities’ future
Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • [7] Equality & Social Justice
  • [9] Hunger
  • [11] Poverty
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
Hunger Network nourishes the community through a network of neighborhood food pantries and hot meal sites – “hunger centers” – that are concentrated in low-income areas of Greater Cleveland where food insecurity is constant. These residents frequently lack reliable transportation and live far from food stores and markets that have healthier fresh produce.

Our committed Food Rescue volunteers and pantry managers serve those in need with dignity and compassion, making accessing healthy foods stress free and available, while reducing the amount of food wasted. As the second largest emergency food distributor in Cuyahoga County, we serve nearly 40,000 individuals each month at 79 Hunger Centers. Using people-first technology we offer culturally relevant and fresh foods to all those in need free of charge. Last year alone we served 6.2 million meals.

As of March, the Food Rescue program has hit 4.1 million pounds of food rescued and 2.2 million pounds of CO2 emissions mitigated, with 2,200 volunteer registrations for Food Rescue, 473 active volunteers who transport rescued food to 177 nonprofit sites, and other volunteers who support our mission. Their combined hours are valued at over $3.6 million in volunteer hours each year.

Hunger Network resides in the MidTown Corridor and borders Ward 7/Ward 5. Ward 5 has the highest food insecurity rate at 78%; followed by Ward 7 with 70%. Our office location is also contiguous to Ward 6, which has a 65% food insecurity rate and is adjacent to Ward 4, that has a 52%. We work were we serve. All those that we serve fall 200% below the poverty level and may be homeless.

Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? *
Yes, Grades 6 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web.
There are several opportunites to volunteer at Hunger Network. At our headquarters in the MidTown Corridor, we have opened a choice pantry where volunteers are always welcome to help stock and work with customers. We have opportunities for you to have a food drive, volunteer at an event, work in a pantry and join our Food Rescue Program by downloading the app to your phone. Check out our website for details.
Volunteer coordinator Amy Pritt
Volunteer coordinator’s email address
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (216) 619-8155