MetroHealth to Provide Food, Essentials and Hope to Scranton Castle Senior Residents
Cleveland – There are vulnerable populations among us; the people who are often seen but rarely heard. They are the people The MetroHealth Institute for H.O.P.E.™, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank are serving this Friday.
We’re delivering food and essentials to our neighbors at Scranton Castle ahead of the long weekend. This initiative takes on a special meaning because more than 90% of Scranton Castle residents are patients at the hospital.
Representatives from The MetroHealth Institute for H.O.P.E.™ and CMHA will hand deliver hot meals, groceries, mask & sanitizer supplies, educational materials about MetroHealth and the services we offer and ways to safely access health care.
“We, and a number of community partners, understand how important it is we care for our neighbors during this time,” said Marielee Santiago, The MetroHealth Institute for H.O.P.E.™ Director of Transformative Knowledge & Education. “That is why we teamed up to provide a fresh hot meal, groceries, supplies and resources to local CMHA Scranton Castle Senior residents.”
This event follows Dollar Bank’s announcement to partner with MetroHealth to provide subsidized internet to those in need. The bank’s $600,000 donation will provide some of the residents in the Scranton Castle neighborhood, providing them with low-cost internet access to stay socially connected, apply for jobs and access health care.
Resources and groceries will be dropped off at 2000 Castle Ave. at 10 a.m. and hot meals will be delivered to residents around 11 a.m. Media outlets are invited to interview The MetroHealth Institute for H.O.P.E.™ employees and CMHA representatives on site.
The health and safety of our neighbors has continued to be a priority for MetroHealth during the COVID-19 pandemic and this is just one way we’re reaching out to ensure our friends and family are not forgotten.
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.