When kids can't get to the food, the Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition brings the food to them

Posted at 1:50 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 13:51:07-04

CLEVELAND — For weeks we've been telling you about all the organizations hosting drive-thru food distribution events for families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

But there are still some kids falling through the cracks. The Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition works to address disparities in the African American community when it comes to education, employment, housing and health.

Now it's looking at food disparities, too.

Executive Director Yvonka Hall told News 5 some kids are living with disabilities, or have caregivers living with disabilities.

They can't always make it to those drive-thru food distribution locations, so she decided to bring the food to them.

"When we started this three weeks ago I actually used my credit card," said Hall. "I wanted to make sure no children were hungry. After that donations started flowing in."

The program is called Babies and Brunch. Volunteers help pack up and deliver two weeks worth of food at a time.

Hall says the NEOBHC is currently delivering breakfast and lunch to 66 children in need.

But it's costly. She estimated the group is spending between $500 and $1,000 a day to keep this up.

If you're interested in making a donation or volunteering as a driver, you can learn more on their website, PayPal site, or look them up on the Cash App under $NEOBHC.