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Greater Cleveland Food Bank prepares for holiday food distribution

Organizers say they expect this drive-thru distribution event to be one of the largest of the year.
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CLEVELAND — The Greater Cleveland Food Bank has helped feed more than 400,000 people during this past year. On Thursday, they will continue to help those in need by holding their weekly food distribution event at the Cleveland Muni Lot.

Organizers say they expect this drive-thru distribution event to be one of the largest of the year. Staff members who work for legislators representing the areas serviced by the Cleveland Food Bank along with members of the Ohio National guard will be on hand to help distribute the food and direct traffic.

The distribution will run from 2- p.m. on Thursday. Those in need are encouraged to pre-register on the food bank's website.

Along with getting food into the hands that need it, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank has released a list of places where people in need can go and get a hot meal during the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Time and locations are as follows:

Holiday Hot Meal Sites in Cuyahoga County: 

  • 11/21 – Church of St. Rita, 11901 Oakfield Ave., Cleveland, OH 44105, serving lunch from 10 a.m.–12:00 pm 
  • 11/21 – Trinity Lakewood Lutheran Church, 1375 W Clifton Blvd., Lakewood, OH 44107, serving lunch at 12:00 pm 
  • 11/21 & 11/28 – Thea Bowman Center, 11901 Oakfield Ave., Cleveland, OH 44105, serving lunch from 10:00 am – 11:30 am 
  • 11/21 & 11/28 – St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 8601 Wade Park Ave., Cleveland OH 44106, serving lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 
  • 11/21 – 11/28 – St. Herman House of Hospitality - F.O.C.U.S. Cleveland, 4410 Franklin Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44113, serving lunch at 11:30 am, serving dinner at 5:30 pm 
  • 11/21, 11/23 – 11/25, 11/28 – West Side Catholic Center, 3135 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113; 11/21: 9:00 am – 10:00 am breakfast & 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm dinner; 11/23 – 11/25: 9:00 am – 10:00 am breakfast & 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm lunch; 11/28: 9:00 am – 10:00 am breakfast & 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm dinner 
  • 11/22 – Sisters Ink-Oh, 2100 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114, serving lunch at 11:00 am 
  • 11/23 & 11/24 – Antioch Baptist Church, 8869 Cedar Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106, serving lunch at 11:00 am 
  • 11/24 – Fatima Family Center, 6600 Lexington Ave., Cleveland, OH 44103, serving lunch from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm 
  • 11/24 – Faith Based Initiative, 10313 Garfield Ave., Cleveland, OH 44108, serving dinner from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm 
  • 11/24 – John Knox Presbyterian Church, 25200 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted, OH 44070, serving dinner from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
  • 11/24 – Lakewood United Methodist, 15700 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107, serving dinner at 5:30 pm 
  • 11/24 – 11/26 – Saints Robert and William Parish, 367 East 260th St., Euclid, OH 44132, call 216.731.1515 to register, 11/24 dinner from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm, 11/25 dinner from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, 11/26 meal from 10:00 am – 11:00 am 
  • 11/26 – Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, 12701 Superior Ave., East Cleveland, OH 44112, serving lunch from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm 
  • 11/28 – Clague Road Church, 3650 Clague Rd., North Olmsted, OH 44070, serving dinner at 4:30 pm 
  • 11/29 – St. Albert the Great Parish, 6667 Wallings Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133, serving dinner from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

Holiday Hot Meal Sites in Lake County: 

  • 11/25 – Karpos Ministry, 242 N. State St., Painesville, OH 44077, serving dinner at 5:00 pm