Greater Cleveland Food Bank Facts
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank works to ensure that
everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day. As
the central clearinghouse for donated and rescued food, the Food Bank solicits,
collects, sorts, and distributes nonperishable food, fresh produce, perishable
and frozen food, and prepared meals to local hunger centers and other nonprofit
2012, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank distributed 35.4 million pounds of food and other
essential products to 685 programs in Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula,
Richland and Ashland counties.
This was enough food for our member agencies to
serve 33.4 million nutritious meals to hungry individuals in our community.
Member agencies served by the Cleveland
- 214 hot meals
- 250 pantries
- 14 shelters
- 247 other programs
of the pantries and hot meal programs that receive food from the Food Bank have
no paid staff and are run completely by volunteers.
Of the clients our agencies
- 34% are children
- 15% are elderly
- 27% of households have at least one
member in poor health
- 39% had to choose between paying for food
- 79% have incomes below the federal
Every dollar donated to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank
enables us to provide enough food for four nutritious meals to a hungry family.
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