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Seal of the County Commissioners

Cuyahoga County Board of Commissioners
112 Hamilton Court
Cleveland, OH 44114

For more general information contact:
Tom Ford 216.698.6559

Cuyahoga Commissioners announce food replacement assistance program

(Cleveland, Ohio) --- Cuyahoga County today announced that programs are available to residents to help replace food items lost during the recent blackout. Assistance is available to current clients of food assistance programs administered by Cuyahoga County.

Clients who lost their perishable food supply due to the blackout can contact their county worker, who will accept requests for additional food assistance funds over the phone. In-person applications for this assistance will also be accepted. A current relationship with the Cuyahoga County’s Employment & Family Services is necessary to access these benefits. Once emergency replacement food stamp benefits have been approved, and entered into the state computer system, benefits will be accessible by the client no later than 24 hours after the start of the next business day.

The following is a list of the County’s Neighborhood Family Service Centers:
  • Fairfax: 8111 Quincy Ave., Cleveland, 44104
  • Glenville: 12212 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, 44108
  • Mt. Pleasant: 13815 Kinsman Ave., Cleveland, 44120
  • Ohio City: 2012 West 25th Street, Cleveland 44113
  • Southgate: 5398 1/2 Northfield Rd., Maple Hts., 44137
  • Virgil E. Brown: 1641 Payne Ave., Cleveland, 44114
  • Westshore: 9830 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, 44102

In addition, Cuyahoga Employment & Family Services will keep these Neighborhood Family Service Centers open until 7:00 p.m. this week to expedite applications for this replacement benefit.

Currently, there are 67,000 households in Cuyahoga County receiving Food Stamp benefits, totaling more than $12 million per month. If clients need help reaching their worker, they may call (216) 987-7000.