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Myles Garrett teams with businesses to give food to local neighborhood

Cleveland Browns defensive Myles Garrett has teamed with local businesses to donate food to Clark/Fulton neighborhood.

CLEVELAND — As Ohio continues to battle the coronavirus (COVID-19), Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett is giving back.

On Saturday, Garrett and the Cleveland Hope Exchange teamed with TownHall and businessman Bobby George, Journey Church, Walmart, The Greater Cleveland Food Bank, and Councilwoman Jasmin Santana to provide 24,000+ lbs. of free food and resources to the Clark/Fulton neighborhood on Cleveland's West Side.

The Cleveland Hope Exchange is "a faith-based organization that exists to break the cycle of despair one neighbor at a time."

Saturday's event took place at Journey Church Metro Campus (3381 Fulton Rd) from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Drive through and walk through options were available for the distribution will include fresh produce, dry food products, hygiene kits, kids activities and lilies of hope.

Precautions were taken with event and volunteer procedures in order to ensure the health and safety of those participating. Additionally, Councilwoman Santana delivered straight to the door of the elderly in Ward 14 who are high risk and cannot pick up themselves.

Journey Church and The Cleveland Hope Exchange partners have also adopted an elderly complex where individuals live off of $18 per month. They are dedicated to bringing these resources on Saturday and will continue to show up on a weekly basis to meet its ongoing needs.

Furthermore, the partnering groups hope to raise $20,000 for further outreach to the marginalized people of Cleveland. The Emergency Relief Fund will be dedicated to continuing to bring hope to those who need it the most.

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