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Food Assistance Programs

A Thanksgiving Federal Food Policy Update

Amidst the party-planning hustle and the turkey-shopping bustle, millions of Americans are struggling to feed their families. Thanksgiving is a natural time to take stock of the things in life you are grateful for, like your family, your health, and the food on your table. It is a natural time to have conversations about where this food comes from, about the systems that allowed you to purchase these foods and about the network of people, animals, businesses, and environmental ecosystems that made your meal possible.... Read more »

2013 Produce Perks EBT Incentive Application

The FPC is currently accpeting applications for farmers' markets and farm stands in Cuayhgoa County to participate in the 2013 Produce Perks EBT Incentive. The program will kick off in May 2013 and run until April 2014 (or while funds last). Applications are due (preferably submitted by email) by Monday, March 25th.

Please contact FPC with any questions regarding the program, the application process, and deadline.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

2012 Produce Perks Market Report

The Produce Perks Market Report provides a full scope of the program from May 2012 (2012 program launch) to May 2013. Several markets continue to participate in the program throughout the winter and distribute Produce Perks up until the end of April 2013. FPC looks forward to starting a new round of the Produce Perks program in the 2013 season starting, once again, in May.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Produce Perks 2015 Application (fillable form)

Hello Markets!,

The Produce Perks 2015 application is now officially posted. If you would like to participate in the program this season, please complete the application and submit it by Friday, March 20, 2015 at 4:30pm.  

Applications can be sent via email, US Mail, fax, or delivered in person to:

OSU Extension-Cuyahoga County

Attn: Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition

5320 Stanard Avenue... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

The FPC 2014 Community Food Guide now in Spanish

The popular 2014 Community Food Guide has been translated into Spanish. Please spread the word and share this resource with anyone who might benefit from it, in English or in Spanish! Feel free to download it and print it from our site or be on the lookout for hard-copy guides in your community. Contact Nico Boyd at boyd [dot] 406 [at] osu [dot] edu or 216-429-8200 ext. 212 for more details.

Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing

Produce Perks 2013 Snapshot Summary

Strapped for time to read a full length report about the program? Check out this 2013 program snapshot.

Sustainable Foods Business Cluster Roadmap - Final Report

The City of Cleveland Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, Ohio State University Extension, and the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition have developed a sustainable food cluster roadmap for Cuyahoga County, with a core objective to increase regional jobs, revenue, and sustainability by supporting local food and beverage businesses. ... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing