City of South Euclid giving away gift cards to help residents struggling with food insecurity

Posted at 7:48 AM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 07:48:55-04

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — The City of South Euclid is giving away gift cards from local grocery stores to help residents buy essential items like toilet paper, baby formula and over-the-counter medicine.

The city did a survey on its Facebook page asking residents how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted their economic situation.

The gift cards would come in the form of vouchers, from $50 to $100. They will be given to qualified residents, but the vouchers can’t be used to buy cigarettes, alcohol or gift cards.

It’s all part of the South Euclid United Together Food Insecurity Response Fund. It’s aimed to help anyone having trouble paying their bills during the pandemic.

Applications for the gift cards will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning on Friday. The deadline to apply is June 12.