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John & Sharon's Story 

Their first time through the doors of the Minerva United Methodist Church Direct Distribution, pride and shame almost stopped them. As healthcare aids at local medical facilities, John and Sharon spend their lives taking care of others. John, who... Read More

José's story 

José still describes himself as a newlywed, even though he's been married a year. At the Love Center Food Pantry, he is soft spoken, but when talking about his wife, Idalila, a sense of pride spreads across his face. Idalila is enrolled in nursing... Read More

Madeline's Story 

Walking into the Buckeye Christian Assembly’s food pantry in Medina County for the first time, Madeline holds the small hands of her daughters, Emily and Natalie. She feels welcomed and thankful that places like this are here for families when... Read More

Angela's Story 

“This is a wonderful, wonderful place,” says Angela smiling brightly, referring to the sense of community created at Journey’s End Food Pantry. Angela is an active volunteer at the food pantry, and has been struggling with Multiple Sclerosis for... Read More

Foodbank receives Nationwide Insurance Foundation grant 

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank announced today they were awarded one of the nearly two dozen grants provided by the Nationwide Insurance Foundation to help bring additional food to families in need. The Foodbank was granted $45,000 to be used... Read More
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