Food Assistance Programs

photoDue to personal circumstances, residents may, at times, find themselves in need of assistance with food.  There are resources available to assist during such a crisis.

In an emergency, contact Community Services at (216) 524-7373.  Food is provided from our City pantry when available, otherwise the resident will be referred to one of the local pantries.

South Hills Lend-A-Hand

For more ongoing assistance, a resident may be referred to the South Hills Lend-A-Hand program.  This is a volunteer organization that serves the cities of Broadview Heights, Independence and Seven Hills.  Its main goal is to lend a hand to those who are in need and willing to help themselves improve their situation.  To be eligible, a resident must meet income guidelines set by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Once a resident is deemed eligible, they will be responsible for picking up the food on a monthly basis at the Broadview Heights distribution center for Lend-A-Hand. Please contact Community Services for more information, or call the Lend-A-Hand voice mail system at 440-526-0514.

Ohio Direction Card

Residents may qualify for financial assistance with food through a county program in which they will be provided the Ohio Direction Card with which to make their food purchases.  To qualify, assets and income must be limited.

Further information is available through:

Cuyahoga County Department of Job and Family Services
(216) 987-7000