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Foodbank shares new report that 14.7 percent of children are food insecure in the 8 counties it serves

Apr 28, 2016
A new study finds that 224,730 people in the eight Northeast Ohio counties served by the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank...

Foodbank to benefit from Walmart's Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Campaign

Mar 30, 2016
The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank announced it’s taking part in Walmart’s Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign, a...

From farm to table, Foodbank receives enough food for 7,500 meals from local pork farmers

Mar 21, 2016
Thousands of Northeast Ohio residents facing hunger will enjoy nourishing meals this Easter season, thanks to a 9,000-...

The Timken Company is powering two Foodbank semi-trailers to provide emergency food for those in need

Mar 04, 2016
The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank recently unveiled The Timken Company’s logo on two of its large semi-trailers,...

Annual Harvest for Hunger campaign kicks off for Foodbank at sold out breakfast

Feb 26, 2016
The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank’s Volunteer Center was filled with the energy of more than 250 community members as...

Foodbank and FirstMerit Partner to Respond to Water Crisis in Flint, MI

Jan 20, 2016
The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank in collaboration with FirstMerit Bank, have assembled a quick response to support a...