Euclid Hunger Center Named Food Resource Center
April 14 marked the official kick-off of EHC’s new role as a Food Resource Center. The Center was chosen by the Greater Cleveland Foodbank to fill this role. This event is the first step in the Hunger Center’s ongoing efforts to collaborate with other organizations in Euclid and the surrounding areas, to introduce clients to the many resources that are available to assist them in the areas of employment, health, education, housing, etc. There are typically many different factors that contribute to food insecurity, and it is hoped that in addressing some of these other issues, EHC may assist clients in getting ever closer to self-sufficiency.
Organizations present at the kick-off included Euclid City Schools, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank Outreach Program, Assure Phones, WIC, Euclid Hospital, Paramount, and inEducation. Many of these groups will be returning on a regular basis, to continue to offer support and guidance. Future groups will include Spire (GED classes), and “Stay-Well” programs which provide health screenings, as well as dental and vision screenings.
The Hunger Center is anxious to include additional resources that may be beneficial to citizens of Euclid. If you are a part of an organization that may be able to assist residents, and would be interested in setting up a table during one of the food distribution times on Wednesday or Saturday mornings, please contact Kay at the Hunger Center, at 216/731-3329, or euclidhungercenter.com
I am the Manager of the Euclid Hunger Center and a long-time resident of Euclid; married with 3 teenagers, and a member of Our Lady of the Lake Parish.