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SOLVING HUNGER TODAY & TOMORROW A N N U A L

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Dear Friends,

Together, our community’s generosity made more than 57 million meals possible for children, seniors

and families in our area! You played a role in making this possible and, for that, we are grateful.

This past year marked the completion of our three year strategic plan, which showed huge growth in new programming for our senior neighbors, Food as Medicine initiative and our early work to connect clients with other resources to help address the root causes of their food insecurity. We know our success in these ambitious endeavors depended, in large part, on the caring and concern of supporters like you.

In 2018, we provided healthy food and support to almost 1,000 partner programs and over 300,000 people in our 6-county service area. And, we couldn’t do it without the help of the 18,000 volunteers who came through our doors. But, the fact remains that one in four children—and one in six people—in Greater Cleveland lives in a food-insecure household. That means that they do not consistently know where their next meal is coming from. That is not acceptable. We need to address the root cause of the problem. For those who struggle with hunger, the support of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and its partner programs is an important lifeline, since we know the need continues to grow. As we enter a new year, your partnership has never been more important. This year marks the beginning of our new strategic plan* that will take us through 2021. It lays the groundwork for us to reach beyond food distribution and begin to knock out food insecurity. We’re not stopping what we’re doing—we are relentlessly focused on providing the highest quality, most nutritious food to anyone who needs it. The new plan provides the structure for us to keep solving hunger today, while helping people build food security for themselves tomorrow. Additionally, 2019 marks our 40th anniversary—an important time to celebrate what we all have accomplished together to make our Northeast Ohio community a better place. Thank you for your continued support. It truly makes a difference in the lives of those we help.

Gratefully,

Felton Thomas Board Chair

Kristin Warzocha President & CEO

* For more information about our new strategic plan, visit GreaterClevelandFoodBank.org/ StrategicPlan.


BECAUSE OF YOU‌ 300,000 + clients were served through nearly 1,000 partner programs in six counties.

57.3 million meals were made possible.

21 million pounds of fresh produce were distributed, compared to 19.8 million in FY2017.

7,759

12,421

5,518

New Children Served

New Seniors Served

New Clients with Health Challenges


PATTY


HELPING THE HEALTH-CHALLENGED Patty is 63 years old—almost 64. She’s proud of her age. When she was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at age 55, doctors told her she wouldn’t be functioning at age 60. Yet, here she is. Patty attends the Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s Senior Market program in Solon. There, she’s able to get free, fresh fruits and vegetables which allows her more money to pay for her medical bills. She needs to take multiple medications each day, and the cost adds up. "My medication was $800 a month. I was paying cash. That’s more than I pay for rent," she told us. Fortunately, her daughter helped her find discounts for the medicine, but Patty still struggles to make ends meet. She lives on a fixed income that is below the poverty level. "I used to make good money. For 35 years I was a trauma nurse. Now, I couldn’t survive without coming to the Food Bank," she says.

That’s why the Food Bank is working to expand senior programming, including Senior Markets, that bring free, fresh produce to seniors in need. Patty is grateful to people who support the Senior Market program: "I don’t know if they realize what an impact they have on other people’s lives."

I couldn’t survive without coming to the Food Bank.


HELPING CHILDREN Cynsear sits with her friends, giggling and eating a turkey sandwich. This is the 11-year-old’s first year at Open Doors Academy. Open Doors Academy’s after-school program operates as a Kid’s Cafe program of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, supporting students with educational programming and nutritious after-school meals. Stephanie, her mom, loves it because Cynsear is getting educational support and nutritious meals—just one of the ways that the Food Bank and its partners support families in need. "It’s a real positive thing," she says. "They need energy throughout the day." Stephanie, a single mom, works hard and has to make tough choices to support her family. Sometimes having to choose between putting nutritious food on the table or paying bills. "It’s always about sacrifice," she says.

Kid’s Cafe meals are made at the Food Bank where volunteers help prepare bagged lunches and hot meals. The after-school meals help students focus on studying, not on a rumbling stomach. It is so much more than just a meal for kids like Cynsear—it’s a helping hand to a focused mind—and a bright future.

It’s a real positive thing. They need energy throughout the day.


CYNSEAR


ROY


HELPING SENIORS Roy’s

biggest challenge is making sure his four growing grandchildren, ages 9 to 11, are fed with good food that gives them the energy they need. He has turned to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to help feed the grandchildren that he’s raised since infancy. Out of necessity, Roy comes a few times a year to the Food Bank to supplement what he has at home. "They eat like alligators, so I’m here to see if I can help my situation," he says. He explains that his grandkids are very athletic, constantly running and jumping. "They burn up a lot of energy. We have to supplement it. Having fresh produce hits the spot."

Roy is very appreciative of the help he receives through the Food Bank. "Greater Cleveland is one of the greatest communities when it comes to sympathy, empathy, and caring. And I’ve been all over the world in the Navy," he noted. "This is a fantastic place to live, and it’s because of people like you, and people that work inside who volunteer. I can’t say how much I appreciate this, and I thank you."

Having fresh produce hits the spot.

Pictured: Roy, on right, with a Food Bank volunteer


ADDRESSING THE ROOT CAUSES OF HUNGER: EMPLOYMENT

HOUSING

HEALTHCARE

We continue to build partnerships with community organizations focused on employment, housing, and healthcare—the three most frequent causes of hunger—and to connect our clients with resources to help reduce food insecurity in the future.

In FY2018, we connected 22,571 clients to resources beyond food!

FY2018 SUPPORT: 25,366 SNAP APPLICATIONS were submitted, on behalf of clients, helping them put food on the table, while supporting the local community!

18,565 VOLUNTEERS donated more than 85,000 hours of their time to the Food Bank. To view an extended version of our 2016-2018 strategic plan results, visit GreaterClevelandFoodBank.org/AnnualReport2018.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BOARD CHAIR Felton Thomas Cleveland Public Library VICE CHAIR Darnell Brown City of Cleveland VICE CHAIR Carrie Carpenter Gordon Square Arts District VICE CHAIR Anthony C. Rego Giant Eagle, Inc. VICE CHAIR Ann Weinzimmer More Than Gourmet SECRETARY Howard Lewis Family Heritage Life TREASURER John Sauerland Progressive DIRECTORS Patricia A. Ackerman ChalkDust Education Foundation Kristen Baird Adams PNC Akram Boutros, MD MetroHealth Loren Chylla The Adcom Group Rev. Jawanza Colvin Olivet Institutional Baptist Church John R. Corlett The Center for Community Solutions John Cymanski Heinen’s, Inc.

Joe DiRocco Fifth-Third Bank Karen Dolan Community Volunteer James L. Francis J&L Fran Enterprises Terry Jenkins Key Private Bank Amy Kaplan Jewish Federation of Cleveland Riddi Kline Provencal Partners Cynthia Moore-Hardy Lake Health Matthew Mueller Western Reserve Partners Jeffery K. Patterson Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority Anna Raske Eaton Dan Saltzman Dave’s Markets Asmita Shirali Goldblum Amin, Turocy, and Watson Maria Spangler Sherwin Williams Gregory Stefani The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Jenner Tekancic

FINANCIALS FY18 REVENUE* 15.2%

17.5%

0.5%

12.4%

3,545,679

15.2%

Purchase Food Programs

2,879,250

12.4%

12,675,078

54.4%

4,090,515

17.5%

117,591

0.5%

Contributions and Grants** Government Reimbursements & Administrative Fees

All Other

54.4%

$23,308,113

TOTAL

* Excludes the value of donated food ** Includes various gifts totaling $60,000 for spending in future years

FY18 EXPENSES* 14,413,802

62.0%

Purchased Food Program Cost of Goods Sold

2,591,294

11.1%

Harvest for Hunger Food & Grants

2,128,126

9.2%

Administrative Costs

1,185,396

5.1%

Fundraising**

2,648,031

11.4%

290,940

1.3%

Programs 11.4% 5.1% 9.2%

1.3% 62.0%

11.1%

Cleveland Browns

Volunteer Services & Product Resource Development

PRESIDENT & CEO Kristin Warzocha As of March 31, 2019. For a full staff list, visit GreaterClevelandFoodBank. org/Staff.

Member Agency Handling Fees

To view a full copy of our 2018 audit, please visit GreaterClevelandFoodBank. org/Audit2018.

TOTAL

$23,257,589

* Excludes the value of donated food and depreciation ** Includes $749,479 of spending from gifts received in prior years FY2018 Ending Net Assets: $17,616,768


O U R C O R E VA L U E S

FOSTERING ENGAGEMENT Collaborating with our community t and embracing diverse ideas and perspectives

EXCELLENCE Being good stewards of our community and its resources

MISSION

Working together to ensure that everyone

EMPOWERMENT Encouraging, educating, and supporting all those touched by hunger to contribute at their fullest potential

DEDICATION TO SERVICE Providing leadership in the hunger relief movement while keeping the people we serve at the center of everything we do

in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day.


Strategic Plan Progress A Year to Year Comparison

50.3 million

YEAR TWO: ACTUALS

YEAR THREE: ACTUALS

55.3 million

57.3 million

(POUNDS)

47.8 million

YEAR ONE: ACTUALS

16.8 million

18.5 million

19.8 million

FOOD (POUNDS)

PERSHIABLE PRODUCE

MEALS

BASELINE: FY2015

24.9 million

27.3 million

29.0 million

21.0 million

30.1 million


Strategic Plan Progress

25,698 NEW CLIENTS

A Year to Year Comparison

YEAR ONE: ACTUALS

YEAR TWO: ACTUALS

YEAR THREE: ACTUALS

7,613

+4,466

7,759

3,361

+10,450

12,421

2,228

+4,647

5,518

Additional Low Income Children Served

Additional Low Income Seniors Served

Additional Low Income Clients with Health Challenges Served


Strategic Plan Progress: SNAP A Year to Year Comparison

77,474 CLIENT CONNECTIONS

YEAR ONE: ACTUALS

YEAR TWO: ACTUALS

YEAR THREE: ACTUALS

15,726

+22,368

+25,366

13,477,182

+17,514,144

+19,303,526

27,107

+27,796

+22,571

SNAP Applications Submitted

Meals Made Possible Through SNAP

Client Connections


THANK YOU

Click on the lists below to see financials and the many generous donors, partners and team members who made our work possible in FY18. FINANCIALS

100 PLUS HOURS VOLUNTEERS

MONETARY DONORS

VOLUNTEER GROUPS

MONTHLY DONORS

FOOD DONORS

UNITED WAY DONORS

FOOD DRIVE HOSTS & SUPPORTERS

TOMORROW’S HARVEST MEMBERS

PARTNER PROGRAMS & AGENCIES

DONORS TO BEQUESTS & TRIBUTES

STAFF LEADERSHIP


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