CLEVELAND — Life is not easy these days. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is here to help a lending hand. Rain or shine.
On Monday, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank announced it will host another drive-thru distribution on Tuesday, June 9 from 2-5 pm at Lakeland Community College. The Food Bank announced that fresh produce and dairy will be available.
The drive-thru distribution at Lakeland Community College is in addition to this Thursday's similar distribution at the muni-lot in downtown Cleveland.
Lakeland Community College Police and Ohio National Guard are scheduled to help with traffic control as well as Food Bank volunteers helping with client check-ins.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank continues to implement safety measures for its staff, volunteers and clients to ensure that the event runs smoothly and achieves its purpose – safely getting food to families, seniors and individuals who need it.
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank estimates that there are more than 5,000 people in Mentor, Ohio, who are eligible for services but are not receiving them — the highest gap among Lake County communities. According to Feeding America, a national organization dedicated to hunger relief, more than 36,000 people out of Lake County’s 230,000+ population are food insecure.
Folks planning to attend are encouraged to pre-register at www.WeFeedLake.org Visitors will receive a number and will need to bring that number to display in a car window as part of the check-in process. This helps minimize personal contact and can estimate the number of people expected to attend. Everyone is strongly encouraged to pre-register.
If visitors need additional help, they are encouraged to call the Food Bank Help Center at 216-738-2067.
No walk-up clients will be accepted and this will be a drive-thru process only and individuals will not need to leave their vehicle for any reason. Visitors must be in a vehicle to receive food. Due to safety concerns, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is requiring that trunks are empty. Food will only be placed in a vehicle's trunk.