Applying for Food Bank benefits is easy

The Cleveland Foodbank has a benefit outreach program to provide assistance  for more than 20 programs, including SNAP (food assistance, formerly called Food Stamps), prescription benefits, child care vouchers, WIC and medical coverage. Counselors help people through the application process over the phone. Those not receiving SNAP are encouraged to call the foodbank to determine eligibility.

Eligibility is based on monthly income and expenses including medical, rent and utilities. Assistance is available for seniors, students, families, full-and part-time workers, unemployed and those 18 years or older, struggling to make ends meet. For additional information call the Cleveland Foodbank at 216-738-2067, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ∞