In Ohio, food insecurity affects 1,391,290 people, with 197,510 of them living in either Lorain or Cuyahoga county. 1 in every 7 children face the uncertainty of not knowing where their next meal will come from.
These aren’t just statistics; they are families, friends, coworkers, and neighbors in our community that are currently experiencing hunger.
At Thanksgiving Heroes Cleveland, we find these figures not only alarming but unacceptable. That’s why each year we strive to make a difference in the lives of those facing hunger in our local communities. One meal at a time…
While we’d love to combat hunger entirely, we’ve started by making a difference on one very important day: Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is unique because it’s about coming together for a meal. Sharing food with loved ones is at the center of celebration, not expensive gifts or grand parades. While Thanksgiving evokes joy for many of us, it can magnify distress of those facing food insecurity.
We believe every family deserves to experience the warmth and joy of a Thanksgiving meal.
Our goal is simple: No table goes empty on Thanksgiving.
what you can do
We could not even come close to making an impact without the help of people like you year round. By volunteering, donating, or nominating a family in need – you will be the hero our community needs this holiday season.
Let’s feed more in 2024, TOGETHER.
*Nomination and Volunteer forms are not yet open. If you’d like to help today, a donation of any kind would make a difference*