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June 10, 2024/News Updates

Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital Opens Community Resource Center to Address Food Insecurity and Other Social Determinants of Health

The center aims to better address the holistic needs of area residents

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Ribbon cutting at South Pointe Hospital

Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital held a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil its new community resource center.

The program featured remarks from Margaret McKenzie, M.D., Vice President of Marymount and South Pointe Hospitals, and Brad Sellers, Mayor of Warrensville Heights. Leaders from Cleveland Clinic, Aramark, Morrison Healthcare, First Federal Lakewood and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank also participated in the event.

Located at 4180 Warrensville Center Road, the community resource center aims to better address the holistic needs of area residents. Through this new initiative, community members will have access to critical health and social support services in a convenient, safe space.

One focus of the center is helping under-resourced families access the fresh and nutritious foods they need through the Nourish Pantry Plus program. Supported by gifts from Aramark and Morrison Healthcare, this food pantry allows individuals to choose from staples like produce, rice, assorted meats, and other non-perishable items donated by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

Community members can access this service by appointment only on: Tuesdays from 1 to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and on the second and fourth Fridays of the month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 216.491.6352.

The community resource center is also dedicated to addressing gaps in digital access, economic stability, employment and medical care.

Additional offerings include:

  • Career development and financial literacy resources.
  • Complimentary access to computers and internet, generously funded by First Federal Lakewood.
  • Information on referrals to primary care and community resources.
  • Cooking demos and educational workshops on healthy eating.

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