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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...

Runners Closed the Streets of Downtown Akron to Benefit Foodbank

Dec 21, 2015
Early Saturday morning, Dec. 19, more than 1,200 individuals and families celebrated the meaning of the holiday season...

Citizens Bank providing 520 holiday turkeys in effort to help Carve Out Hunger with the Foodbank

Nov 09, 2015
To help thousands of residents throughout eight Northeast Ohio counties enjoy a healthy holiday meal this season,...

Foodbank's campaign inspires community members to come together this holiday season

Nov 05, 2015
The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is hosting its annual holiday Hunger-Free Families campaign from Nov. 1- Dec. 31,...

Foodbank helps feed community members in need because of grant from BJ's Charitable Foundation

Oct 26, 2015
The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank has been awarded a $30,000 grant from BJ’s Charitable Foundation to support its...

Post Event: Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Sep 09, 2015
The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank hosted the eighth annual Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday...