The Cleveland Chesed Center, a joint project of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and private philanthropists, in partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, is here to assist individuals and families in the Jewish community with food, clothing and many of their household needs. The Chesed Center’s food pantry offers assistance to individuals and families who earn up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines*. 

We offer generous quantities of the following items to eligible families:

  • Proteins: chicken, fish, beans, peanut butter, eggs etc
  • Grains: pasta, barley, rice, cereal, etc
  • Fruits and vegetables: fresh, frozen, and canned
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Personal care items
  • Assorted disposable household products
  • Quality gently used clothing in current styles


  1. Clients may visit the Chesed Center once per calendar month for refrigerated and frozen food as well as all cleaning, hygiene, paper and food products.
  2. Additionally, clients can visit the Chesed Center each week on Tuesdays between 2 and 3 pm for fresh produce and other Greater Cleveland FoodBank products.  Please come only on Tuesdays for your ‘produce only’ visits.
  3. Clients are eligible to use the Chesed Center if your combined household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines for your family size.  Family size should be calculated by adding the number of adult heads of household plus unmarried children relying on you for basic expenses. Please visit for an FPIG calculator.

* If your household income is over 200% FPIG, but you would like assistance, please fill out our intake form and someone will contact you regarding your eligibility

Putting food (and Much MOre) into the hands of our Jewish neighbors.
Cleveland Chesed Center

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