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MetroHealth Serves Community with Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Provides Thanksgiving Turkeys to Families in Need

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The MetroHealth System and The Greater Cleveland Food Bank put feet to its mission for Thanksgiving, donating turkeys to families who are in need.

The one-day, drive-thru turkey giveaway is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, while supplies last. Staff and volunteers will hand out turkeys at two locations:

  • MetroHealth Main Campus – 2500 MetroHealth Dr.
  • MetroHealth Buckeye Health Center –  2816 E 116th St.

Each location has a specific number of turkeys that will be given away, so they distribution is on a first come, first served basis. Families are limited to one turkey per car.

As prices continue to increase for essentials and groceries, MetroHealth and the Food Bank realize the need is greater than ever.

“Even in a challenging year, MetroHealth has much to be thankful for, including amazing employees who work every day to help our community,” said MetroHealth President and CEO Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE. “We know that stress and not having enough healthy food are among the factors that make people sick. We are proud to partner with the Food Bank to help make Thanksgiving a little easier for thousands of families.”

Last year, MetroHealth distributed more than 3,000 turkeys, helping families enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. The partnership with the Food Bank to distribute turkeys started in 2018.

About The MetroHealth System

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 five hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers. Each day, our nearly 9,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable healthcare — through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services — that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit