On Thursday Nov 21, a small group or RTA employees volunteered at the Greater Cleveland Foodbank Produce Distribution.
Our roles in the evening varied based upon the need at the time. We packed up the boxes for distribution, and for most of the time we packed up these boxes in to client's vehicles.
We served 1,100 families, 2,568 individuals and we distributed 121,953 pounds of great product to our community.
The boxes we distributed included all of the following items:
Turkeys, Cabbage, Potatoes, Zucchini, Oranges, Grapefruit, Cantaloupe, Sweet Potatoes, Bell Peppers, Yellow Squash, Pears, Corn, Garbanzo Beans, Lentils, Rice, Raisins, Canned Green Beans, Apple Sauce, Navy Beans, Split Peas, Vegetable Soup, Tomato Soup, Canned Peaches, Canned Pumpkin and Pistachios
For the first time ever, thanks generous donors, they also gave out 1,100 Turkeys!!!
Those that we served:
Total Families served 1,100
Total new Families served 173
Total new Seniors Served 117
Total people receiving Produce 2,568
All 6 of our Counties were represented
Clients from 52 Zip Codes
Thank you so much to RTA volunteers: Renee Raffalli, Mark Rodriguez, Jose Feliciano, Liz Jaszczak, George Fields, Maria Shurik, Brian Temming, Vanessa Penning, and Heather Valentino