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Facts + Stats

Facts + Stats

What is the need for food assistance like in Greater Cleveland?

Despite the Food Bank's reach throughout the community, there was a significant and growing need for food assistance. Before the pandemic:

  • One in eight people in the Food Bank’s service area is food insecure, meaning they do not know where their next meal will come from.
  • Cleveland’s child poverty rate has been consistently among the highest of large U.S. cities.
  • Nearly one in four senior citizens in the Greater Cleveland area were at risk of hunger.
  • High food costs have increased the number of new clients we’ve seen over the past year and we served over 400,000 in FY23.

51.9m

pounds were distributed in FY23

20,543

people assisted with SNAP applications

1 in 8

people in the Food Bank’s service area are food insecure

1 in 4

senior citizens in the Greater Cleveland area are at risk of hunger

51.9

pounds of food distributed in FY2023

400,000+

households served in FY2023

100,000+

households visited an emergency feeding program for the first time

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