Thanksgiving came a few days early for some Cleveland-area families. On Sat., Nov. 21, Cleveland Clinic, Meijer, Morrison Healthcare and community leaders in the Fairfax and Hough neighborhoods came together to donate Thanksgiving meals to 2,000 residents. Each household also received an assortment of household and non-perishable items from Meijer.
More than 50 Cleveland Clinic caregivers and community members volunteered to help assemble and distribute meals and items to the community.
“We are proud to collaborate with neighborhood leaders, Meijer and Morrison to donate food to the community,” said Vickie Johnson, Cleveland Clinic, Sr. Director, Government and Community Relations. “By engaging with these like-minded partners we can make a difference in creating the healthiest community for everyone.”
A total of 2,000 residents received hot meals, which included
- Mashed potatoes
- Green beans
- Dinner roll
- Apple Pie
Each household received a donation from Meijer that included two units of each:
- Hand sanitizer, masks, hand soap, paper towels
Non-perishable items such as gravy, yams, cranberry sauce, macaroni and cheese, and stuffing.