The Summer Feeding Match Challenge is On!

As the summer heat wave continues, the Cleveland Foodbank is facing an unprecedented time of growth in service to those in need, especially children. Poverty rates are at an all-time high with one in six Ohio families struggling to put food on the table according to a recent survey completed at Case. There are 98,380 children in the Cleveland Foodbank’s service territory that live in food insecure homes.

This summer, the Foodbank is partnering with 42 local organizations to provide meals to children as part of our Summer Feeding program. In addition, all of our programs will be serving more food to families and children to help fill the gap this summer.

The Community West Foundation, the Kent H. Smith Charitable Trust and the estate of John Minco as well as many major individual donors have stepped forward to help. These Foundations and donors will match individual and corporate donations to the Cleveland Foodbank this summer, up to $500,000.

This is the largest matching gift campaign ever for the Foodbank.

Anne Goodman, president and CEO, Cleveland Foodbank, Cleveland Foodbank staff and volunteers will be serving lunch to children who are receiving the meals as part of this program. Goodman will also be available for interviews.

This dollar-for-dollar matching gift challenge means that every dollar donated from now until August 31 will be DOUBLED until the match total of $1 million is met. Traditionally, the Cleveland Foodbank provides enough nutritious food for four meals for every dollar donated, but thanks to this generous gift from the Foundations and individual donors, one donated dollar will now provide eight meals, with the potential of providing 8 million meals to those in need.

Please help us fight hunger this summer:
https://secure3.convio.net/cfb/site/Donation2?idb=530696121&1341.donation=form1&df_id=1341&JServSessionIdr004=zhb6f43w35.app332a

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Take a Stand Against Hunger. Fight Cuts to SNAP Benefits!

Tomorrow, the House Agriculture Committee will vote on a Farm Bill proposal that cuts SNAP by more than $16 billion! These cuts would be devastating for our most vulnerable neighbors:

  • 500,000 households would see their benefits cut by an average $90 per month;
  • 2 to 3 million individuals would lose their food assistance entirely;
  • Nearly 300,000 kids would lose free school meals.

1.8 million Ohioans rely on SNAP to put food on the table.  We must deliver a strong message to Congress about the impact these cuts would have on our communities.  Congresswoman Marcia Fudge is on the Agriculture Committee, and is leading the charge to oppose these cuts. 

Join the national call in day today to show Ohio cares!

  1. Call Feeding America’s toll-free hotline at 877-698-8228
  2. Listen to the pre-recorded message and enter your zip code when prompted. You will then be connected to your Representative.
  3. State that you are a constituent and give your name and the town you are calling from.
  4. Let them know you are calling about the Farm Bill and deliver this important message:
  • I strongly oppose the cuts to SNAP included in the House Farm Bill.  These cuts would be devastating for struggling families in my community. The recession may be over but many of our neighbors are still hurting. These cuts will only shift more people to charities to make ends meet. Please urge your colleagues on the House Agriculture Committee to reject cuts to SNAP and other hunger-relief programs. 
  • If your Representative is Congresswoman Fudge, thank her for her efforts to oppose these cuts.

  Help us show Congress that there is a constituency for ending hunger in America!

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Peaches are in season! Here’s a great recipe for you to use with one of our favorite flavors of the Summer!
-CFB 

Peaches are in season!

Here’s a great recipe for you to use with one of our favorite flavors of the Summer!

-CFB 

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Hear the story of how 2012 Volunteer of the Year Cathy Wyban came to volunteer at the Cleveland Foodbank & why she does it.

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To all our coordinators, advocates, volunteers, donors & leaders (Particularly Mr. Albert Ratner & Mr. Ken Marblestone) who helped us raise 15,010,760 meals for Harvest for Hunger this year…

This is for you.

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Want to help us Fill the House & cheer on the Tribe? All the details are on the link below! Thank you!http://www.clevelandfoodbank.org/site/PageServer?pagename=FillTheHouse

Want to help us Fill the House & cheer on the Tribe? All the details are on the link below!

Thank you!
http://www.clevelandfoodbank.org/site/PageServer?pagename=FillTheHouse

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