Cleveland Employee Recognized for Donating More Than 4,600 Pounds of Food Over the Past Five Years
CLEVELAND — In northeast Ohio at least one in six people faces food insecurity, meaning they do not have reliable access to affordable, nutritious food. Cleveland CBP Clerk Ian McClinn is working hard to change that statistic by his outstanding efforts to support the Port of Cleveland’s two annual food drives, Feds Feeds Families and Harvest for Hunger.
“Of the 1,939 pounds of food donated by the Cleveland office in 2018, Ian was personally responsible for contributing 1,434 pounds,” said Kimberly Williams, Supervisory Import Specialist and local coordinator for the Port of Cleveland Feds Feeds Families and Harvest for Hunger programs. “Each year Ian is very excited about these food drives and always brings in multiple carts of food several times throughout the campaign.”
Ian has been Cleveland’s top contributor for the past five years, and has given more than 4,600 pounds of food and non-perishable items toward these two worthy causes. His generosity is appreciated by his coworkers, who praise his willingness to help to those in need, and, recently, the Port of Cleveland formally recognized Ian for his contributions to these important programs.
“Ian’s generosity is exemplary, and his desire to help those experiencing food insecurity is an inspiration to everyone at the Port of Cleveland,” said Cleveland Assistant Area Port Director Eugene Matho. “We wanted to present him with this plaque as a way to express our thanks for his hard work and dedication to helping those who face challenges accessing adequate nutrition.”
All of the donations were given to the Cleveland Food Bank, the largest hunger relief organization in northeast Ohio. Nationally, DHS raised more than 850,000 pounds of food for the 2018 Feds Feeds Families campaign.
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