Stories of Hope

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....
Walking into the Barberton Area Community Ministry, a member hunger-relief program of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, Tabitha holds the hand of her four-year-old son Elijah and in her other hand she holds the car...
Ed spent his entire life working as a mechanic for a trucking company and supporting his family comfortably. When Ed was ready to retire, he went to his financial advisors and they told him everything he’d been saving...
Sitting outside of a food pantry surrounded by her children running and smiling on the playground, Bernadette talks about the blessings in her life. Bernadette’s husband works 40+ hours a week as a line clearance tree...

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