Agency Newsletter

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank’s Agency Newsletter focuses on Foodbank announcements, stories, special issues and topics of interest to our network of member agencies.  Agency Newsletters are published six times a year and the latest three issues of newsletters will be archived on this website.  To subscribe to our electronic version of the newsletter, click HERE.

The main article from our last issue was:

Agency Roundtable Series Coming to your County

This year, the Foodbank will host a series of Agency Roundtable sessions to facilitate communication and cooperation within our network this year. We are eager and excited to bring these sessions to a community near you. The Agency Roundtable sessions will feature a variety of content, from educational workshops to community conversations and will take place throughout our eight county service area.


All agencies are welcome and encouraged to attend the Agency Roundtable sessions. For those agencies that did not send a representative to the 2013 Network Summit, attendance at an Agency Roundtable will reinstate eligibility for grant funded product. We ask that all emergency feeding sites attend at least one roundtable session this year.


The Agency Roundtable sessions will have one of two general themes. They will either focus on a geographic region or on a topic of interest to the entire network. The geographic region roundtables are meant to be an opportunity for member agencies to network with one another and discuss opportunities at the local level. The topics for the remaining Agency Roundtables were selected based off of interest from the network.


The 2014 Agency Roundtable sessions are as follows:

Geographic Region

Special Interest Topic

Summit County Roundtable- May 14 and 15

PantryTrak Roundtable: Tales from the Pantry - April 23

Wayne and Holmes County Roundtable- June 12

How to Handle Difficult Clients- May 6

Medina and Wayne County Roundtable- August 7

Oh SNAP! Roundtable- July 10 and 16

Tuscarawas, Carroll and Holmes County Roundtable- August 14

Cooking Demonstration with Chef Sherri from Shy Cellars- July 2014

Portage and Stark County Roundtable- September 2014



A full description of the above listed sessions, including times and locations, is on the Foodbank’s website at


Space is limited for our Agency Roundtable sessions. The RSVP process is simple. Representatives can use the above link to RSVP online or call Adrienne Bradley, Manager, Programs at or 330.535.6900.


To see the entire issue, click HERE.

February 2014 Agency Insider Newsletter

December 2013 Agency Insider Newsletter

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