Public health problems often need collaborative solutions. This Thanksgiving season, the students within the MPH, MD, DDS, MSASS, MS-Nutrition, MS-Biostatistics, and MS-Medical Physiology programs are working together to combat food insecurity within the Cleveland and Cuyahoga County communities through a canned food drive from now until Thanksgiving.
Participants can give canned food in Wood Building, Room 73, as well as online donations to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank works to ensure that everyone in the community has the nutritious food they need every day. They distribute to more than 800 local food pantries, hot meal programs, shelters, mobile pantries, programs for the elderly and other nonprofit agencies. The food bank also prepares nutritious meals in its on-site kitchen and assists eligible low income Northeast Ohioans with signing up for the SNAP program. In total, the food bank provided more than 47 million meals last year.
Throughout Northeast Ohio, one in six people are food insecure—meaning they may not know where their next meal will come from. Your support can help alleviate this uncertainty. Every dollar raised will provide four meals for neighbors in need.