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60 pounds of food from canceled Tri-C event goes to Stone Soup Cleveland

Posted at 6:34 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 19:40:02-04

CLEVELAND — Social distancing has forced the cancellation of many events, and today, Cuyahoga Community College donated nearly 60 pounds of food because Tri-C canceled a conference that was supposed to take place this week. A partnership with Stone Soup Cleveland is rescuing resources.

“This fits in with Tri-C's overall sustainability effort, which is to reduce waste, to be good stewards in the community. If there are things we no longer need, no longer could use, we’d like to find ways to pass that along,” said David November.

November says this is the biggest one-time donation Tri-C has made. Much of the food is fruit, vegetables, and turkey.

“I’m watching as my neighbors are going through an extremely hard time right now. Many of them live paycheck to paycheck. Not going to work is really devastating to these families,” said Giovanna Mingrone, of Stone Soup Cleveland.

“If you live in a community and you can’t help your community members, I don’t know how you find true happiness,” said Mingrone.

Mingrone runs Stone Soup Cleveland. She said recipients should send one person to grab food for larger groups, to avoid a big crowd.

Here’s a link to donate to Stone Soup Cleveland, or receive help: