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This October, donate at least 5 canned goods or non-perishable food items to any YMCA of Greater Cleveland Branch and receive a $0 Joiner's Fee when you become a YMCA member!

Enjoy savings of up to $100, while helping members of our community. All collected items will be given to a local food pantry so your donation stays right in the area. In the giving spirit? You can donate any amount of items through this drive and we will handle the rest. The YMCA of Greater Cleveland is dedicated to bettering lives, new members not only can save up to $100, but also gain a place to better themselves, make connections, learn healthy habits, and contribute to the development of our local youth.

Those who prefer to purchase a membership online are able to do so with this promotion, we ask those individuals to bring their 5 canned goods or non-perishable food items to the branch on their first visit. 

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The best non-perishable foods to donate

  • canned beans
  • dry beans
  • peanut butter, or other nut butters
  • rolled oats
  • canned fruit in juice
  • canned vegetables, low-no sodium
  • low-sodium soups
  • canned tuna in water
  • canned chicken
  • brown rice
  • quinoa 
  • nuts, unsalted

  • seeds, unsalted
  • shelf-stable milk/milk substitutes 
  • whole-grain pastas
  • low-sodium pasta sauce
  • popcorn kernels (not microwave popcorn)
  • canned stews
  • unsweetened applesauce
  • whole-grain, low-sugar cold cereals 
  • olive oil or canola oil
  • canned tomatoes
  • dried fruits, no sugar added
  • honey
  • chicken, beef, and vegetable broth and stock
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