Stories of Hope

Estella is 65-years-old and has spent her life living comfortably, working and raising her children and her grandchildren with her husband. She never worried about the lack of food in her cupboards or being able to...
Stephanie is a recent graduate of Kent State University and is currently searching for a job. Because of health issues, the search has been harder than expected. She can’t stand for long periods of time, is hearing...
Naomi and her husband have been happily married for 35 years. Naomi’s husband works full time on an assembly line, but due to lingering health issues Naomi is unable to work. A few years ago Naomi had emergency...
Ebony and her 7-month-old daughter, Heaven, are visiting Open M’s food pantry, a member hunger-relief program of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. Ebony is a hard-working mom, who drives more than an hour every day to...
The diverse faiths of the world share a common compassion to nourish the hungry and the vulnerable, especially children. That shared compassion finds expression during the Akron Area Interfaith Council (AAIC) Hunger...
Jackie Verdon is 80-years-old and lives alone. Her husband passed away years ago, and now that she’s retired, Jackie lives on a fixed income and sometimes must choose between paying necessary bills or buying groceries....

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