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Kat Pestian, Marketing and Community Engagement Manager
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Please check this section regularly for updated news, announcements, press releases and other important information about how we are feeding people and fighting hunger in Northeast Ohio.


Annual Harvest for Hunger Campaign Kicks Off for Foodbank at Sold Out Breakfast

Mar 01, 2017
The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank’s Volunteer Center was filled with the energy of more than 300 community members as...

Road Closures Near Foodbank

Feb 24, 2017
The city of Akron has started removing the underused Route 59 "Innerbelt" resulting in quite a few road closures near...

Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump

Feb 10, 2017
President & CEO of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, Dan Flowers, has challenged community leaders and businesses...

Foodbank welcomes new board leadership and members

Jan 26, 2017
The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank announced the addition of five new members to its 2017 Board of Directors: Amanda...

Runners closed the streets of Downtown Akron to benefit Foodbank

Dec 23, 2016
On Dec. 17, 2016, more than 1,300 individuals and families celebrated the meaning of the holiday season at the Akron-...

Location changed for Foodbank's monthly free food distribution for Wayne County residents

Dec 05, 2016
Beginning January 2017, the Direct Food Distribution funded by the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and managed by...