Get Involved

Eat, drink and help the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank feed many this holiday season by joining the Hunger-Free Families campaign. Each year, we invite the community to help provide food to families struggling with hunger. In Northeast Ohio, nearly 1 in 4 children don’t always know where their next meal will come from. The Foodbank’s annual Hunger-Free Families campaign aims to take action for these children and their families struggling with hunger.

Long Haul Against Hunger

Hunger Heroes unite for the Long Haul Against Hunger on Friday, November 22, 2013! Collect food & funds and bring them to one of two locations, where we will be broadcasting live on the radio between 6:00 am and 7:00 pm.

6:00 AM - 7:00 PM

6:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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Be a Hunger Hero today

Be a Hunger Hero by hosting a food & funds drive and participating in the Hunger-Free Families campaign this holiday season. In-house drives are a wonderful way to promote community involvement and team building while benefiting those in need. Click on the button below to register your food & funds drive. Materials will begin mailing November 1, 2013.

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Donate to Hunger-Free Families

We need your support to feed people in need right here in our community. Hunger affects children, seniors, the disabled and even working adults. In our community, as many as 180,000 people rely on the Foodbank for emergency food assistance each year. Many have to face tough decisions like whether to pay their heating bills or buy groceries. They turn to the Foodbank and its agencies in their time of need.

Financial Donations
A tax-deductible gift is always welcome, which can be made online or via postal mail marked Hunger-Free Families. For every $1 that you donate, the Foodbank can provide 4 meals for the hungry!

Food Donations
Food donations are welcome, especially the Super Six most needed food items: boxed cereal, peanut butter, canned tuna, vegetables, beef stew and soup.

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Campaign Resources

We have compiled a variety of resources to help make your Hunger-Free Families campaign a success. They are available for download on our 2013 Campaign Resources page. Check back often for new resources!



Campaign Partners

Visit any of the retail locations below, who will be supporting the Hunger-Free Families campaign by collecting donations for the Foodbank from their customers this holiday season.

BabyCakes Bake Shoppe
Baja Pizzafish
Barthel's Garden Center
Consumer's National Bank
Ermanno's Legendary Pizza
Four Kid's Coffee
Grinder's Above & Beyond
Handel's Homemade Ice Cream and Yogurt (Cuyahoga Falls and Green locations)
Mainstream Boutique
Old Carolina Barbecue

On Tap at the Harbor
Pancho's Southwestern Grille
Ripper's Rock House
Ritzman Pharmacies, Inc.
Save Your Skin Tans
Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt
Tadpoles & Tiddlers
Taggarts Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant
The Peanut Shoppe
Westside Bakery of Green

Questions? Please contact Leslie Letner, Sr. Manager of Corporate Relations & Special Events, at 330.777.7572 or

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