Greater Cleveland Food Bank sees major increase across the board due to pandemic

Posted at 3:11 PM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 15:11:38-04

CLEVELAND — A lot can change in a year, including for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

They have seen an increase in everything across the board since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The food bank has distributed 670,000 more pounds of food than they did at the same time last year.

They have also purchased three times more food this year than they did at the same time last year.

"In part this is a result of needing more food and more shelf stable product but, our donated product has also been reduced by more than 40%," a spokesperson for the food bank said.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, they have served 13,539 new families.

The food bank hosts a drive-thru distribution every Thursday at the Municipal Lot in Cleveland.

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