Local Love: Giving Back this Holiday Season

The holiday season is almost upon us, and while planning for your holiday parties may seem most important, the true meaning of this season is about giving, especially to those close to us.


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Did you know that nearly one in six people in Northeast Ohio is food insecure – meaning they don’t know where their next meal is coming from? Did you know that for every $1 donated, the food bank is able to provide four meals to the hungry? In this season of giving, we’re partnering with our local food banks to provide for families in need. From Sunday, November 5th, to Saturday, December 16th, you can add a food bank donation right to your check at the end of every meal at The Rail!


Once again, we’ve teamed up with the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and The Greater Cleveland Food Bank to provide for our neighbors in need. The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank provides food and other essentials to families in eight Northeast Ohio Counties encompassing our Akron and Canton locations, including Carroll, Holmes, Medina, Portage, Wayne, Stark, Summit and Tuscarawas. Their mission is to lead a collaborative network that empowers people to experience health and hunger-free lives.


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Supporting our North Olmsted and Strongsville communities, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is working to bridge the hunger gap so that each person has the nutritious meal they need to succeed every day. Last year, volunteers and donations resulted in more than 14 million meals for eligible families. Together, these two food banks operate more than 1,300 food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters, and other hunger-relief programs in the Northeast Ohio area!


Last holiday season, the generosity of our guests helped our team raise more than $2,700, which provided more than 5,000 meals to our neighbors in need! Help us surpass our goal this year as we work to continue providing our community with fresh, nourishing food. Next time you stop in, you’ll see our staff wearing buttons, posters tracking our fundraising progress and the names of all who donated proudly displayed around the restaurant. $1 donated = 4 meals, so every dollar donated to the food bank truly does make a difference. Join the fight against hunger, and ask your server how you can help give a heart-warming meal this holiday season!



All donations from The Rail in Akron and Canton will go directly to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, and all donations from The Rail in North Olmsted and Strongsville will benefit the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.