MetroHealth to distribute free produce in partnership with Greater Cleveland Food Bank
The MetroHealth System will serve as a Mobile Pantry site in partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. The distribution will begin on June 18 and continue each third Tuesday of the month. Free produce will be distributed to patients and community members in need.
“Many of the patients and neighbors of MetroHealth are considered food insecure,” says Janet Montoya, Manager, Community Health Advocacy. “Access to healthy food is an important component of a healthy lifestyle.”
MetroHealth and the Food Bank estimate that 6,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables will be served. They are hoping to reach 100 families at each event.
Patients, community members or anyone in need of fresh food is invited to stop by for a bag of produce. Just bring your ID, such as a driver’s license or state ID card. Bags will be handed out at the first event; after that, community members are encouraged to bring their own bags.
3rd Tuesday of the Month
10 a.m. - Noon
MetroHealth Medical Center, Outpatient Pavilion
(1st floor near Pharmacy)
Any leftover produce at each event will be donated to the Food as Medicine program and the Aamoth Family Pediatric Wellness Center.
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.