The next distribution of the Solon “mobile food pantry” is December 18 at the Church of the Resurrection on Cannon Road in Solon, between 5 and 6:30 p.m. Distributions will continue on a monthly basis thereafter on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
Mobile Pantry visitors must meet income and residency requirements (income eligibility is restricted to 200% of federal poverty guidelines, currently $1,814 a month for one person or $3,724 for a family of four; recipients should be Cuyahoga County residents). According to Solon Senior Center social worker Beth Kamer, approximately 9% of the Solon population falls within the income limits for the Mobile Pantry program. The last distribution fed 63 people; ample food is available for more visitors.
The Mobile Pantry is a program offered by the Cleveland Foodbank and is supported locally by the Rotary Club of Solon, working together with the Solon Senior Center, the Church of the Resurrection and the Solon Area Interfaith League. The Rotary Club is providing funding for the mobile pantry; the Church of the Resurrection is making its facilities available and providing logistical support, the Solon Senior Center is providing publicity and volunteers, and the members of the Interfaith League and the Rotary Club are supplying volunteers to staff the monthly food distributions.
Anyone with questions about the Solon Mobile Pantry program should call 440-349-6363.