Posted November 13, 2014 in Press Releases
The fight against hunger in Greater Cleveland continues as many families struggle to make ends meet. Charter One and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank are partnering for the 10th year to kick-off the holiday season by raising awareness of hunger issues and providing local families in need with over 102,000 holiday meals. The Charter One Foundation’s donation of $70,000 will pay for 6,400 turkeys weighing 38 tons.
More than one million holiday meals have been served since Charter One kicked off its Carving Out Hunger program in 2005.
Charter One will provide hundreds of volunteer hours and $100,000 in funding this holiday season to food banks statewide through the Carving Out Hunger program, now in its tenth year. Since the program begin in 2005, it has invested more than one million dollars in food banks throughout Ohio. In Cleveland alone, Charter One has invested three-quarters of a million dollars and served more than one million meals.