CORE Young Professionals

CORE is made up of motivated, energetic young professionals interested in growing their professional network while helping feed those struggling with hunger in our area. We hope that you will join us in 2017 for various volunteer projects and opportunities to learn more about the Foodbank. Volunteer projects may include sorting, inspecting and repacking various food items in our warehouse as well as calling and writing to thank our donors. Closed-toe shoes are required in the warehouse.

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2017 CORE Events

Friday, February 10, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm Lunch and Learn Event at the Foodbank
1:00 pm Optional Foodbank Tour
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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Attend the 14th annual Polar Bear Jump
Register at portagelakespolarbearclub.com

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Attend the Harvest for Hunger Campaign Kick-off Breakfast
Register at akroncantonfoodbank.org/rsvp

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 pm Volunteer Opportunity in our Warehouse
7:00 - 8:00 pm Social and Networking Hour
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Thursday, April 13, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 pm Volunteer Opportunity in our Warehouse
7:00 - 8:00 pm Social and Networking Hour
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 pm Volunteer Opportunity in our Warehouse
7:00 - 8:00 pm Social and Networking Hour
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 pm Volunteer Opportunity in our Warehouse
7:00 - 8:00 pm Social and Networking Hour
Details/Register »

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 pm Volunteer Opportunity in our Warehouse
7:00 - 8:00 pm Social and Networking Hour
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Thursday, August 10, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 pm Volunteer Opportunity in our Warehouse
7:00 - 8:00 pm Social and Networking Hour
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Attend the 10th annual Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Register at akroncantonfoodbank.org
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Friday, September 8, 2017
10:00 pm-12:00 am CORE Shift during Operation Orange
Register at akroncantonfoodbank.org
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 pm Volunteer Opportunity in our Warehouse
7:00 - 8:00 pm Social and Networking Hour
Details/Register »

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 pm Volunteer Opportunity in our Warehouse
7:00 - 8:00 pm Year End Celebration
Details/Register »


Become a CORE Member

Become a CORE Member for $20 per calendar year.

Membership Benefits:

  • Your name will be listed as a CORE Member on the Foodbank’s website, along with your company or organization, and a link to your LinkedIn and Twitter profiles.
  • Receive a reusable CORE Nametag for use throughout the year at any Foodbank event.
  • Receive an exclusive CORE tumbler cup available only to CORE members.

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2017 CORE Members

Abdullah Alkhulaiwi, Kimmell  
April Arbogast
Amanda Bevington
Megan Birman, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank  
Deron Boyd, Coca-Cola Refreshments
Kristen Criswell
Samantha Donaldson, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
Ryan Dyke, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
Rachael Erickson, Summa Health Systems
Katie Furnish, Schneider National
Nolan Gibson, Securitas Electronic Security
Maribeth Graham, The Karcher Group
Michael Herbkersman
Margret Hightower, Wolters Kluwer
Brittany Hymes
Colleen Iacianci, Akron Art Museum
Courtney Johnson-Benson, CJB Group & University of Akron  
Holly Johnston, State and Federal Communications, Inc.  
Michael Kavulic, Kent State University
Edmund Klicman
Nicole Kokish, LeafFilter North, Inc.
Chelsy Kwiatkowski, LeafFilter North, LLC.
Dee Lees, RE/MAX Crossroads
Weston Lott
Sara Myers, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank  
Lucia Neugebauer, Westfield Group 
Kerry Orton
Rachel Osherow, Rubber City Jews
Natalie Peacock, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
Suryakumar Prabakaran
Jenny Provo, Sodexo
Adam Reese
Matt Riehl, City of Stow
Stephen Sikler  
Max Straus
Ryan Syroid, Homesite
James Wright, Mattress Firm
Katy Yoak, MedBridge at ManorCare Barberton


Questions about CORE? Please contact Megan Birman at 330.777.2318.