The Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland has service sites located throughout Cuyahoga County. Our goal is to rise to the challenge of stopping hunger in its tracks by providing food and vital services to the many faces of hunger in Cuyahoga County. Our services help families from Cleveland's inner-city neighborhoods to the suburban network of Greater Cleveland.
Recent economic hardships have hit our city hard, and the demand for emergency food is on the rise. Families who never thought they would need our help now need to face financial decisions that include choosing between heat, rent, and food. This is no way for anyone to live, and it's our goal to end the pain of hunger in our community.
People who lack food security often have other basic needs, such as help with utility bills, rental assistance, child care, medical services, employment opportunities, and training. To address this problem, the Hunger Network created the Community Liaison Project. This program works in tandem with our emergency food centers to provide Client (linking) services, with personalized, one-on-one referrals to 120 local agencies that can offer assistance. Last year, over 6,000 individuals and families were connected to existing health and human services, preventing problems such as homelessness, health crises, and unemployment.