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Council President Kelley and Councilman Polensek Announce Funding for Food Bank

Aug 17, 2021

Cleveland – Aug. 17, 2021) – Council President Kevin Kelley, Councilman Mike Polensek and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank president will announce on the steps of City Hall this morning about legislation to be introduced to give millions to help the food bank continue its desperately needed services.

The funding to the Food Bank will come from part of the city’s American Rescue Act award and will go towards the Food Bank’s expansion.

The Food Bank, which already was helping so many, has seen demand surge because of the pandemic. The Food Bank has served nearly 400,000 people with at least one-third of those seeking emergency food service for the first time ever. Besides giving direct food support, the Food Bank helps residents sign up for other needed programs including Food Stamps and more.

Who: Council President Kevin Kelley, Councilman Mike Polensek, Food Bank President and CEO Kristin Warzocha

When: 11:30 am today (Tuesday 8/17) on the steps of Cleveland City Hall