Need help paying for food?
The Foodbank is here to help.
Call 855-560-0850 today!
- Learn about various food assistance programs available to you.
- Get help with assistance applications from a SNAP Specialist.
- Connect with food pantries or hot meals near you.
- Schedule an appointment to apply for benefits over the phone
Search our Map
Our map shows the 500 food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters and other hunger-relief programs, which are partners of your Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. Click the button below to start searching!
Apply for Food Assistance Benefits
- We can help you apply for benefits over the phone. Call 855-560-0850 to speak with an application specialist. Or complete this form and we'll call you!
- Apply over the internet from anywhere. Complete an application online.
- Estimate your eligibility for food assistance and other benefit programs with the QuickCheck.
Summer Food Service Program
All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites. Individuals ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also are eligible for free summer meals.
Questions about SNAP?
For questions regarding your SNAP food assistance benefits contact your local Department of Jobs and Family Services at the number below.
Need assistance beyond food?
Call the number below in your county.
Department of Job and Family Services
Call 211 or 330-263-6363
United Way of Holmes County
Call 211 or 888-330-4211
United Way of Greater Cleveland
Call 211 or 330-297-4636
United Way of Portage County
Call 211 or 330-491-9997
United Way of Greater Stark County
Call 211 or 330-376-6660
Call 211 or 330-263-6363
United Way of Wayne County
Call 211 or 330-343-7771
United Way of Tuscarawas County
Is your organization looking to provide food?
The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank distributes food and other essential products through a network of 500 food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters and other hunger-relief programs. If you are an organization looking to join our network, please review the information on the Join our Partner Network section of our website.
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