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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 seven 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.
  • The pandemic has increased the number of new clients we’ve seen over the past year and we distributed more than 48 million pounds of food in FY2022.


meals were made possible in FY2022


clients assisted by our Help Center in FY2022

1 in 7

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


pounds of food distributed in FY2022


households served in FY2022

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