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July 27, 2021 11:06 AM Eastern Daylight Time

CLEVELAND, July 27, 2021 /3BLMedia/ – The KeyBank Foundation is making a $1.5 million donation to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank (GCFB) to help in its mission to bridge the meal gap and connect individuals with nutritious food and related services. Funding will go toward the GCFB’s expansion project, which includes construction of a new facility on Coit Road in Collinwood. The new building will help the GCFB reach both individuals in need and more than 1,000 partner organizations it serves in Northeast Ohio. The GCFB will also repurpose its existing facility on South Waterloo Road to connect clients with vital social services aimed at addressing and alleviating the root causes of food insecurity.

This transformative grant is part of KeyBank’s $40 billion National Community Benefits Plan and is symbolic of the bank’s longstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in its home market of Northeast Ohio and all of the communities it serves.

“Simply put, it is unacceptable that anyone in any community should go hungry. Fighting food insecurity is crucial to ensure that Northeast Ohio and all of the communities we serve are healthy, inclusive and vibrant,” said Timothy Burke, KeyBank Northeast Ohio Market President. “We are proud to support the Greater Cleveland Food Bank as they work to distribute food more efficiently and strengthen collaborations with partners. Most importantly, this grant will help in work that is underway to solve the root causes of food insecurity that contribute to economic instability in our community.”  

We are grateful for the KeyBank Foundation’s amazing generosity and joining us in our efforts to address food insecurity with this donation,” said Kristin Warzocha, Greater Cleveland Foodbank President and CEO. “As a community foodbank, we rely on a strong public-private partnership to serve our clients every day.  With the expansion, this partnership and support from organizations like KeyBank are more important than ever in our fight against hunger in the counties we serve.”

As the largest distributor of emergency food in Northeast Ohio, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank provides critical food resources across a six-county service area through direct distribution and in collaboration with 1,000+ partner agencies.

The community’s need and the GCFB’s reach have increased significantly since they opened their current facility in 2005 – they have tripled food distribution, quintupled meal production, and are operating far beyond their space’s capacity. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the urgency of the services and further stretched GCFB’s resources. Today, one in every six people in Northeast Ohio experiences food insecurity.

Watch this video to learn more about how the GCFB helps fight hunger in Northeast Ohio: How We Fight Hunger.

Since 2000, KeyBank and the KeyBank Foundation have provided more than $825,000 in support to the GCFB. KeyBank teammates have also volunteered their time to help this organization serve those in need.

ABOUT KEYBANK

KeyCorp's roots trace back nearly 200 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $181.1 billion at June 30, 2021. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of more than 1,000 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information, visit https://www.key.com/. KeyBank is Member FDIC.

ABOUT THE GREATER CLEVELAND FOOD BANK

For over 40 years, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank has worked to ensure everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio, serving clients and partnering with organizations in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Ashland and Richland counties. For more information about the Food Bank and to get involved, visit https://www.greaterclevelandfoodbank.org

View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from KeyBank on 3blmedia.com

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Throughout Northeast Ohio, one in six people is food insecure – meaning they may not know where their next meal will come from.

The Greater Cleveland Food Bank seeks to bridge the meal gap, connecting individuals with the nutritious meals they need to succeed. 

The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio. As the central clearinghouse for donated and rescued food, the Food Bank solicits, collects, sorts, and distributes nonperishable food, fresh produce, perishable and frozen food, and prepared meals to local hunger centers and other nonprofit agencies. 

In 2017, the Food Bank distributed more than 45 million pounds of food and other essential products to more than 840 programs in Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula, Richland and Ashland counties. These programs include pantries, on-site meal providers, shelters and other non-profit organizations including children’s after school programs, senior programs and rehabilitation programs.

Working with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to stock their shelves allows community hunger relief programs to stretch their dollars, providing more food for more people in need. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Six times a year in the odd number months, a group from RRUMC (ages 12 and older) travels to the Food Bank to help sort and repackage food items during a 6 to 8 PM time period. Some travel directly to the Food Bank while others meet in the church parking lot at 5:15 to carpool. To volunteer and receive registration instructions, contact Dave Sagerser at [email protected] or 216 525 0779.

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Date Night: Spread the Love at Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Build a stronger bond this month by giving back to those in need.

You and your partner are an unstoppable team. He’s the Superman to your Wonder Woman. So use those powers for good at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, which needs volunteers six days a week. Work together with others to cook meals or pack to-go lunch sacks for the 228,000 Clevelanders the Food Bank serves weekly. “That’s going to instill a sense of community, teamwork and accomplishment,” says volunteer services manager Alan Fratus. Plus, he admits, it’s a great time. “We have music playing in the kitchen, and the employees and staff make it a lot of fun,” he says. “It’s satisfying work that impacts the folks in the community.” 15500 S. Waterloo Road, Cleveland, 216-738-2265, greatercleveland-foodbank.org

After: Refuel at Six Shooter Coffee, a small-batch, micro-roaster with South American-sourced beans. It’s the kind of place you can feel good about supporting. 16021 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, 216-762-1180, sixshootercoffee.com

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KeyBank Foundation Helps Fight Food Insecurity in Northeast Ohio with $1.5 Million Grant to Greater Cleveland Food Bank

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Feeding our Neighbors with Greater Cleveland Food Bank

For most, the holidays are a time for celebration and excess; however, for the one in six food insecure residents of Northeast Ohio, it is still a time of struggle. With such need prevalent in our very own backyard, it didn’t feel right to celebrate our prosperity this year without giving back. We sat down with Rod McGuire, the Director of Food Services at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, to learn more about how the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio works to feed our community, and how we can volunteer our time to help.

Food Insecurity in Northeast Ohio

Food insecurity, as defined by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, is not knowing where your next meal is coming from. The Food Bank reports that Cuyahoga County has the second highest rate of food insecurity in the state of Ohio, just behind Athens County. Further, as of 2018, Cleveland tied with Detroit for having the highest rate of child poverty in the U.S. – that’s one in every five children. “Making sure children have the nutritious food they need to survive is a top priority for the Food Bank,” Rod relays. “We have what we call our Children’s Nutrition Initiative that targets school-age children to get the food that they need.” This initiative includes programs such as Backpacks for Kids, Kids Café, the Summer Food Service Program and the School Market Program. Rod further explains, “The child nutrition meal sites are often a part of afterschool programming. On a daily basis, over 3,000 meals are planned for our 100+ Kid’s Café sites.” In addition, about 2,000 meals are prepared per day for seniors. Rod states “Senior meals are prepared for partners and delivered to their sites daily. These are then heated and delivered to senior’s homes or served at day centers.”

Visiting the Greater Cleveland FoodBank

Serving six counties in Northeast Ohio, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s massive enterprise is located on the east side of Cleveland. Last year alone, the Food Bank provided more than 57 million meals to more than 300,000 people by distributing “food and other critical grocery products to more than 1,000 local food pantries, hot meal programs, shelters, mobile pantries, programs for the elderly and other nonprofit agencies,” as their website states. They also receive, sort and re-distribute donations, take hundreds of calls a day in their Benefits and Assistance Help Center, and prepare nutritious meal in the Food Bank Kitchen – which is where the Premier ProduceOne team had the opportunity to volunteer our time this holiday season. Our team of 5 packed approximately 700 lunches for kids in need – using the oranges and baby carrots we provided!  These bagged lunches go out to community partners where children already congregate during afterschool hours or holiday breaks, such as the Cleveland Public Library System and Cuyahoga County Public Libraries.

Nutrition and Planning

Rod explains “Distribution is planned by our Agency Services and Programs team. They set up relationships with sites and partners.” In short, the Food Bank works as sort of a food hub, sourcing food, organizing it into nutritious meal plans, and distributing it throughout the community. Inclusion of more fresh fruits and vegetables was a conscious change implemented over the past couple years – now 46% of the food distributed by the Food Bank is fresh produce. Rod illustrates “All of our menus are planned by a Licensed Dietician and reviewed for nutritional adequacy… We now do a lot of pre-portioned fruit items for our cold lunches and have added fresh salad as a vegetable option for the hot meal sites.” Programs like Mobile Pantry, Food as Medicine, and Nutrition Education are vital to getting the nutritious food out to the clients who need it most.

Food Safety

With many sources of food procurement, food safety is a priority at the Food Bank. “For our kitchen, all of our product is inspected by our Inventory Specialist when it is delivered, and then by our production team before it is used,” Rod describes. This is a part of a HACCP plan for all products. The kitchen is ODA licensed and has regular testing for food safety. Rod expresses, “The main safety control is temperature. Keeping the cold chain intact prolongs the life and quality of products and maintains overall food safety.” A team works with volunteers on the temperature-controlled, AIB certified dock to sort and inspect donations, and then ship them back out.

Creating a Food Safe Tomorrow

In addition to a food safe today, a critical goal of the food bank is creating a food safe tomorrow by addressing the root causes of food insecurity. Rod reveals “The Food Bank is expanding our partnerships with organizations focused on the three primary drivers of food insecurity: employment, housing and healthcare.” The Food Bank has become of the largest application assisters in the State of Ohio, providing application assistance resulting in 19.3 million meals for eligible people in Northeast Ohio last year through SNAP outreach efforts. They also help clients apply for other benefits including Medicaid, Medicare subsidies for seniors, HEAP utility assistance, and cash assistance, as well connect clients to other community partners who specialize in employment, housing and health. Further, the Food Bank was also chosen as “one of three food banks nationally to participate in Feeding America’s Household Empowerment Pilot, which aims to move working poor families to food security with a series of food and financial interventions,” Rod conveys.   

How to Help

While the holidays are a popular time to give back, the Food Bank and food insecure residents need community support year-round. After the holidays are over, Ohio winter hits hard, and nutrition becomes as vital as ever. There are several ways you can help. One way is to make a monetary donation. Rod explains “For every dollar donated, the Food Bank can help provide four nutritious meals.” You can also volunteer individually, or as a group, like the Premier ProduceOne team did. Rod affirms “Volunteers are an essential part of the Food Bank’s operations. People are needed to sort and repack donated product as well as prepare meals in our kitchen.” To get more information go to www.GreaterClevelandFoodBank.org.  

 

 

Written by Marianna Marchenko

Источник: https://www.premierproduceone.com/blog/feeding-our-neighbors-with-greater-cleveland-food-bank-38272
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    first national bank palmer alaska The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is recruiting volunteers to assist with a variety of Repack projects! Volunteer tasks may include: - Sorting through and Repackaging Incoming Nonperishable, Perishable, and Non-food Donations - Shelf-stable Emergency Food Box Packing - Commodity Supplemental Food Program Box Packing - Backpacks for Kids Kit Assembly Repack shifts have the following schedule: Monday - Thursday: 9am-12pm, 1-4pm, 5-8pm Friday and Saturday: 9am-12pm For all of our shifts, please come prepared to assist with any duty! Thank you for your flexibility!

    Date Posted: Nov 15, 2021

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    The Greater Cleveland Food Bank will be hosting an Emergency Food Box Distribution in the North Coast Municipal Parking Lot downtown. We are recruiting volunteers to assist with registration, traffic control, and loading boxes into vehicles. Please note: we are unable to guarantee specific volunteer duties for the shift, so please come prepared to assist with any task! We will follow up with all volunteers prior to the day of the shift to confirm details, provide additional instruction, and to answer any questions that come up. Thank you so much for your support and patience! We plan to adjust our projects and processes as needed over the course of the shift in our effort to keep volunteers, staff, and clients as safe as possible. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions!

    Date Posted: Nov 15, 2021

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    Date Night: Spread the Love at Greater Cleveland Food Bank

    Build a stronger bond this month by giving back to those in need.

    You and your partner are an unstoppable team. He’s the Superman to your Wonder Woman. So use those powers for good at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, which needs volunteers six days a week. Work together with others to cook meals or pack to-go lunch sacks for the 228,000 Clevelanders the Food Bank serves weekly. “That’s going to instill a sense of community, teamwork and accomplishment,” says volunteer services manager Alan Fratus. Plus, he admits, it’s a great time. “We have music playing in the kitchen, and the employees and staff make it a lot of fun,” he says. “It’s satisfying work that impacts the folks in the community.” 15500 S. Waterloo Road, Cleveland, 216-738-2265, greatercleveland-foodbank.org

    After: Refuel at Six Shooter Coffee, a small-batch, micro-roaster with South American-sourced beans. It’s the kind of place you can feel good about supporting. 16021 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, 216-762-1180, sixshootercoffee.com

    Share this story:

    date night

    10:00 AM EST

    November 14, 2018

    Story:

    Chau Tang

    Art:

    Greater Cleveland Food Bank

    Источник: https://clevelandmagazine.com/things-to-do/date-night/articles/date-night-spread-the-love-at-greater-cleveland-food-bank
    July 27, 2021 11:06 AM Eastern Daylight Time

    CLEVELAND, July 27, 2021 /3BLMedia/ – The KeyBank Foundation is making a $1.5 million donation to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank (GCFB) to help in its mission to bridge the meal gap and connect individuals with nutritious food and related services. Funding will go toward the GCFB’s expansion project, which includes construction of a new facility on Coit Road in Collinwood. The new building will help the GCFB reach both individuals in need and more than 1,000 partner organizations it serves in Northeast Ohio. The GCFB will also repurpose its existing facility on South Waterloo Road to connect clients with vital social services aimed at addressing and alleviating the root causes of food insecurity.

    This transformative grant is part of KeyBank’s $40 billion National Community Benefits Plan and is symbolic of the bank’s longstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in its home market the cleveland food bank Northeast Ohio and all of the communities it serves.

    “Simply put, it is unacceptable that anyone in any community should go hungry. Fighting food insecurity is crucial to ensure that Northeast Ohio and all of the communities we serve are healthy, inclusive and vibrant,” said Timothy Burke, KeyBank Northeast Ohio Market President. “We are proud to support the Greater Cleveland Food Bank as they work to distribute food more efficiently and strengthen collaborations with partners. Most importantly, this grant will help in work that is underway to solve the root causes of food insecurity that contribute to economic instability in our community.”  

    We are grateful for the KeyBank Foundation’s amazing generosity and joining us in our efforts to address food insecurity with this donation,” said Kristin Warzocha, Greater Cleveland Foodbank President and CEO. “As a community foodbank, we rely on a strong public-private partnership to serve our clients every day.  With the expansion, this partnership and support from organizations like KeyBank are more important than ever in our fight against hunger in the counties we serve.”

    As the largest distributor of emergency food in Northeast Ohio, the What is the routing number for renasant bank Cleveland Food Bank provides critical food resources across a six-county service area through direct distribution and in collaboration with 1,000+ partner agencies.

    The community’s need and the GCFB’s reach have increased significantly since they opened their current facility in 2005 – they have tripled food distribution, quintupled meal production, and are operating far beyond their space’s capacity. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the urgency of the services and further stretched GCFB’s resources. Today, one in every six people in Northeast Ohio experiences food insecurity.

    Watch this video to learn more about how the GCFB helps fight hunger in Northeast Ohio: How We Fight Hunger.

    Since 2000, KeyBank and the KeyBank Foundation have provided more than $825,000 in support to the GCFB. KeyBank teammates have the cleveland food bank volunteered their time to help this organization serve those in need.

    ABOUT KEYBANK

    KeyCorp's roots trace back nearly 200 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $181.1 billion at June 30, 2021. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of more than 1,000 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information, visit https://www.key.com/. KeyBank is Member FDIC.

    ABOUT THE GREATER CLEVELAND FOOD BANK

    For over 40 years, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank has worked to ensure everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio, serving clients and partnering with organizations in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Ashland and Richland counties. For more information about the Food Bank and to get involved, visit https://www.greaterclevelandfoodbank.org

    View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from KeyBank on 3blmedia.com

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    This holiday season AML RightSource has several initiatives to give back to the community. Throughout the month of December, members of AML RightSource Cleveland and Hudson offices are volunteering at The Greater Cleveland Food Bank. Every dollar you give, the food bank can provide four nutritious meals to those struggling with hunger.

    The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio, having provided 55 million meals in 2017 to hungry people in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Ashland and Richland counties. To learn more about the organization or to donate, please visit their website.

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    Brown Visits Greater Cleveland Food Bank to Meet With Volunteers, Staff & National Guard Following Increased Efforts during Pandemic, And At Start of Summer Feeding Programs

    CLEVELAND, OH — Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) visited is honey pot good for you Greater Cleveland Food Bank (GCFB) to meet with volunteers, staff, and the National Guard soldiers who have all been instrumental in the day-to-day operations of the food bank, particularly amid the pandemic when many area families were in need. Brown highlighted the important work GCFB is doing to feed hungry Ohioans.

    “The volunteers, staff, and National Guard troops at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank have done essential work over the last year amid this pandemic. In addition to keeping up with increased demand during a global health crisis, they have expanded their summer feeding programs for kids and continued working to help families claim their Child Tax Credit benefits. I’m proud to work with organizations like this to ensure Ohio communities have the support and resources they need,” said Brown.

    Brown highlighted the important work the GCFB is doing to help Ohio families in need, as well as their work to make families aware of the relief programs and benefits available to them – including the Child Tax Credit (CTC). Brown fought for the expansion of the CTC in the American Rescue Plan and is working to make it permanent.

    Brown and his office helped secure a critical U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) waiver that helped the GCFB start a mobile meal program to get meals out to kids in need. Brown is the first senator from Ohio to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee in more than 50 years.

    Today marks the second day of the GCFB summer feeding program this year. Brown has long been a champion of summer feeding programs, and pressed the USDA last year to extend school lunch program waivers for the 2020-2021 school year, in order to help provide school meal program directors and staff the certainty they need to plan the upcoming year and adjust meal distribution.

    Finally, Brown is pressing Congress to pass the American Families Plan, which includes investments to reduce childhood hunger by expanding school meal programs and improving the summer meal programs for children and families.

    Brown was joined by Kristin Warzocha, President & CEO of the GCFB.

    “We are so grateful to Senator Brown for his long-time support of our efforts to feed hungry Northeast Ohioans, especially children. His help in securing waivers to provide more children with nutritious food has made an incredible impact during this pandemic as the need has skyrocketed. We are honored to have him here today, seeing first-hand the work that we are doing the cleveland food bank ensure our neighbors have the food the cleveland food bank need to survive,” said Kristin Warzocha, President & CEO of the GCFB.

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