Stories of Hope

A sense of community filled the large gymnasium at Open M as a line of nearly 350 people wrapped around the building for the direct food distribution. Fifteen eight-foot tables were lined closely together and formed a U...
When Vikki first arrived for a meal at S.A.L.T. Box, a member agency of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, she sat in the parking lot too ashamed to walk inside. After gathering her courage, she walked through the...
Ebony Veal and her four-year-old son, Alex, are visiting the food pantry at Pregnancy Care of Summit County, a member agency of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. Ebony is nine months pregnant, and has chosen several...
Melvin spent 29 years working at the same company as a production technician, supporting his family, and living comfortably. He never worried about where he would find his next meal. After retirement and with his four...
Becky Thomas manages the River of Life food pantry, a member agency of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. Becky and her dedicated team supply groceries to an average of 75 different families each time their pantry...
Jim spent his life working in factories, supporting his family and living comfortably. He never had to worry about where he would find his next meal. After retirement and with his two children grown, Jim found himself...

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