In Need of Food? Contact Our Help Center at 216-738-2067
In 2012, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank launched a new benefits outreach initiative unique among food banks across the nation.
Our Help Center - dedicated to connecting food insecure individuals with the assistance they need – allows callers and walk-in clients the opportunity to complete an application for several government assistance programs. Clients can apply for SNAP (formerly food stamps) and more than 20 other programs with one of our benefits counselors. Calls are free and confidential.
In the Food Bank service area, one in six people are food insecure. For children, those numbers are more dismal. More than one in five children in our service area is at risk of hunger.
We understand that people need a helping hand during hard times. Many turn to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank for help! We serve clients from Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula, Richland and Ashland Counties and we can connect those in need to partner agencies, hot meals and mobile pantries that are nearby. In addition, we can help you submit a SNAP application by phone!
Call us today at 216-738-2067 or toll-free at 1-855-738-2067.
Visit Our Help Center
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank Help Center has staff available to help you Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointment is necessary.
Walk in to the Food Bank at
15500 S. Waterloo Rd.
and the person at the front desk will direct you.
Note: The Food Bank does not distribute food to walk-in clients. Walk-in hours are for assistance signing up for benefits.
See if you might be eligible.
Go to ohiobenefitsbank.org to check your eligibility.