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There are many events and activities surrounding the Harvest for Hunger Campaign. Below are some events that you won't want to miss! Please check back often for updates and additions.

Harvest for Hunger Kick Off Event

Thank you to all who joined us on March 9, 2011 for the Harvest for Hunger Kick Off Event. Read more about the event, and view photos on our Flickr page.

Check Out HungerCheck Out Hunger

Donate at your local supermarket by scanning a $1, $5 or $10 coupon at the register between March 13 and April 23. If every grocery store customer would make a donation of $1 during every supermarket visit in March and April, Harvest for Hunger could raise millions of dollars to provide emergency food assistance to those in need. Our supermarket partners include Acme Fresh Markets, Buehler's Fresh Foods, Dave's Supermarkets, Fishers Foods, Giant Eagle, and Heinen's Fine Foods. Check Out Hunger is also supported by the members of UFCW Local 880.

Harvest for Hunger Idol SInging CompetitionHarvest for Hunger Idol Singing Competition

March 31, 2011 -- Harvest for Hunger Idol singing competition raised $12,400 for the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. Thanks to the ten singers, eight companies and many guests that supported this great event at the Akron Civic Theatre!

Join former Cleveland Brown Mike Pruitt's fight against hunger

Mike Pruitt, former running-back for the Cleveland Browns is partnering with the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank's Harvest for Hunger campaign to help fight hunger. For the entire month of March, the public is invited to stop by the main lobby of Mike Pruitt's Honda dealership to donate canned goods & other non-perishable food items. The dealership is located at 43 Pruitt Blvd in Akron. All donations can be made during regular business hours. Each person who makes a food donation at the dealership will qualify for an opportunity to receive a $150 gas card! The food drive will start Tuesday, March 1, 2011 and end Thursday, March 31, 2011.

FirstMerit Food & Funds Drive

Join FirstMerit Bank's food & funds drive benefiting the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank's Harvest for Hunger Campaign. Take your donation of food or funds to any FirstMerit branch location in Akron or Canton on Friday, April 15, 2011. Take food or funds to any FirstMerit branch location in Akron or Canton or make your donation online by visiting

Giant Eagle on the Strip hosts Harvest for Hunger Walk

Join employees, customers and friends of Giant Eagle on the Strip for a two-mile walk to support Harvest for Hunger on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Jackson North Park at Fulton Drive and Community Parkway. Registration begins at 2:00 pm and will end at 3:15 pm. Look for the registration table in the shelter at the park with signs and balloons. Contact Nancy at 330.497.7902 with questions.

Curves of Green to hold SOUPS ON contest

Curves of Green (3700 Massillon Rd, Suite 100, Uniontown 44685) is hosting a SOUPS ON contest on Saturday, April 30. Members and area women will make soup. The soup voted the best will be the winner and will receive a prize. The public is welcome to participate for $3, which will get you a sample of each soup and one vote. Donations benefit the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. Questions? Contact Pamela at 330.612.5445.

Harvest for Hunger Celebration Event

Mark your calendars for Friday, May 20, 2011! The Foodbank will host a special Harvest for Hunger Celebration Event to celebrate the success of the 2011 Campaign. Stay tuned for details.

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