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The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is committed to serving the increasing number of seniors in our communities.
The Senior Market Program is designed specifically for low-income seniors. The Food Bank provides delivery of free, fresh, nutritious produce and perishable product to a senior-specific location, like an apartment/housing complex or senior center. Senior Market partners include a variety of nonprofits, housing, and other organizations. For a list of senior market locations, please click here.
In addition to distributing food, the market incorporates nutrition tips and recipes, cooking demonstrations, benefits application assistance, health care information, and screenings. Many Senior Market sites invite other agencies to provide wrap-around services which may include utility assistance, rent assistance, cell phone services, healthcare coverage, and financial assistance. Beyond providing food, the market aims to create a sense of community and fellowship for the seniors.
Partners receive various amounts of food to distribute based on the number of seniors served. The delivery will usually contain mostly produce such as apples, cabbage, greens, sweet potatoes, onions, carrots, oranges, melons, and more. Additional products such as meat, dairy, canned goods, and hygiene items may also be included when available.
To apply to become a senior market partner, please fill out the application below.