MetroHealth Extends Free Produce Distribution
MetroHealth is extending its monthly free produce distribution events.
When the system partnered with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank in June to launch the summer events to distribute free vegetables, fruits and other healthy food on its main campus, it set a goal of serving 100 families every month.
During the August 20 event, MetroHealth served 335 families. That kind of response was a sign that many patients, visitors and community members need better access to healthy food.
So the system decided to continue its partnership with the Food Bank and extend the produce giveaway events through the end of 2019.
Patients, community members or anyone in need of fresh food can stop by for a bag of produce. Just bring your ID (driver’s license, state ID card, etc.) and your own bags.
- What: MetroHealth/Cleveland Food Bank free produce distribution.
- When: 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17.
- Where: Outpatient Pavilion (first floor, near pharmacy), MetroHealth Medical Center, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland.
- Who: Patients, members of the community, anyone in need of healthy food.
Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through four hospitals, four emergency departments, and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites. Each day, our 8,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable health care–through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services–that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit metrohealth.org.