10/26/2006 in Announcements

Cleveland Foodbank Wins National Recognition

Named America’s Second Harvest Member of the Year

The Cleveland Foodbank, a longtime Foundation grantee, has been named America’s Second Harvest Member of the Year.

The award is the most prestigious annual honor Second Harvest bestows annually on one of its 220 affiliate food banks for excellence in local hunger relief efforts.

In 2005, the Cleveland Foodbank distributed over 18 million pounds of food to more than 415 hunger programs, which included area food pantries, hot meal programs, shelters and other agencies such as child-care centers and homes for the elderly. This was enough food for the member agencies to serve over 15 million meals to hungry individuals in the community.

Click here to go to the Foodbank’s website.