CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Greater Cleveland Food Bank partnered with the NFL Tuesday to distribute produce, shelf-stable food, a $35,000 donation and NFL Draft and Cleveland Browns swag to needy Clevelanders during their weekly food drive at the Muni Lot downtown.
With Cleveland hosting the 2021 NFL Draft beginning Thursday, the NFL aids the host city in benefitting local charities. The NFL donated $35,000 to the food bank to help support the distribution of food products for the community.
Former Browns players delivered boxes of food items, oranges and other produce into vehicles lined up in the Muni Lot. Former tight end Travis Tucker exchanged some fun words with a Cleveland resident who pulled up in her car donning a Pittsburgh Steelers mask and T-shirt. He told her jokingly that he gave her the bag of spoiled oranges.
The Cleveland Police and Ohio National Guard continue to help with traffic control and volunteering in the effort to get the food out for those who need it.