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NFL, Cleveland Browns to participate in Greater Cleveland Food Bank's weekly food distribution Tuesday

The NFL will also be making a large donation to the Food Bank.

CLEVELAND — As NFL Draft Week has begun in Cleveland, many local business and organizations are hoping to benefit from the national attraction.

However, the league wants to do more than just bring tourists to town, they want to give back directly to the community. 

On Tuesday, the NFL and the Cleveland Browns organization will take part in the Greater Cleveland Food Bank's weekly food distribution. Each week the foodbank serves 2,500 to 3,000 people at it's drive thru event, a need officials say hasn't decreased. 

“Even though we’re starting to turn the corner with the pandemic, the need is going to be around,” said Karen Ponza, Director of Communications and Events.

In addition to the standard produce and non-perishable food items, those seeking assistance will also be gifted NFL Draft and Cleveland Browns swag during Tuesday's event.  

The NFL will also present a check to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, donating $35,000 to the organization that helps to feel those in need year round.

“For every dollar donated, that can help provide enough food for four nutritious meals," explained Ponza.

The food distribution will take place Tuesday, April 27 form 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cleveland Municipal Lot located at 1500 South Marginal Road.

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