Your support of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank makes a difference in the lives of so many Northeast Ohioans struggling to make ends meet. Below are some of the stories of your neighbors helped by your generosity.
Library’s Summer Meals Program Makes Them Happy
In the summer, there’s something for everyone in Audrey’s family at the Cleveland Public Library.
Fresh Produce to Supplement Medical Bills
Henry and Catherine have been going to their local produce distribution in Shaker Heights for two years.
Pointing to Healthy Produce
Her paycheck simply didn't stretch far enough to provide for four growing kids.
Senior Food Program Fills In Where Budget Can't
“Obviously, it keeps costs down,” Andy said. “I’m on a very limited budget ??" too limited.”
Raising Grandchildren on a Fixed Income
Charlotte is thankful for the pantry because it helps her stretch her income further.
Your Support Provides Survival
At age 55, doctors told her she wouldn’t be functioning at age 60, yet here she is.
Now My Family is Rising Above
“Safety nets are there for people. When you’re down, you get help. And now my family’s rising above.”
Feeding His Active, High-Energy Grandkids
Roy’s biggest challenge is making sure his four growing grandchildren are fed.
Less Stress, More Comfort and Joy
For Sabrina, providing for her family has many challenges.
Giving and Receiving Help, and Hope
A lifesaving surgery left her on disability and unable to hold a regular job.
Easing the Transition for Bhakta and Kousila
With your support, this family is making the transition to life in Cleveland.
Helping Cynthia's Family Celebrate Thanksgiving
Celebrating the holidays is tough when you don’t know where your next meal might come from.
Keeping the Lights On and Food on the Table
Making sure his family is fed is Dominic’s number-one priority.
Jean is the Definition of a Resilient Woman
Despite her hard work and efforts, Jean still often has to choose between food and other necessities.
Tackling Cancer and Having Something Healthy
But, Danny smiles despite his hardship. “Being sick beats the alternative,” he says with a grin.
Bringing Families Hope by the Truckload
When the School Market program rolls around, Sherell feels a tremendous sense of relief.
It's Good to Know that Somebody Does Care
The visits from All Faiths Pantry give Karen help and hope.
Your Support Provides Needed After-School Meals
With full bellies, these kids know hunger won’t be interrupting this study session.
Thanks to You, Students Can Follow Their Dreams
The students at a local middle school have after-school meals through the Kid's Café program.
You're Helping Seniors get Needed Nutrients
Medication costs coupled with expensive foods can quickly eat up grocery budgets, especially for seniors.
Amidst Hardship, Friends Feel Supported
Loretta recently lost her husband and Barbara is a retired veteran. Both are struggling to make ends meet
Meet Cornelious, a Food Bank Truck Driver
Cornelious loves his job because he knows he has the opportunity to help people in need, thanks to you.
For Frank's Family, it was Either Food or Bills
"In the winter, the landscaping jobs go down and it was either food or bills."
A Long Life, Thanks to Eating Healthfully
Ruth is 93 years old. She attributes her longevity to eating healthy food.
A Deep Appreciation for Fresh Produce
Sandra has been coming to the Vineyard Community Church distributions ever since going on disability.