Cleveland food bank expands summer meal program

Posted at 5:21 PM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 22:08:57-04
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is expanding a summer meal program in an effort to reduce child hunger.
Cleveland is America’s most impoverished large city. This summer, the food bank will expand its summer food service program to offer free breakfast, lunch, and for the first time, dinner. Meals will be served at 127 different sites, including 27 schools in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District system.
“The fact is that Cleveland is number one in child poverty in the United States,” Greater Cleveland Food Bank President Kristin Warzocha said. "We have a lot of work to do to make sure every child in our community has access to a nutritious, healthy meal all year long.”
The food bank said just nine percent of families eligible for free or reduced lunch take advantage of the summer program. They’d like to boost participation. For more information, call the food bank at (216) 738-2067 or click here.


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