Stories of Hope

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...
J’vion is 14-years-old and in the ninth grade. He has four brothers and sisters and lives with his mom, Jewell, and his grandmother. About four months ago just before Christmas, Jewell had a heart attack, and isn’t...
Michele is an active volunteer at Love Center food pantry, a member agency of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. She has two children and also takes care of her 82-year-old father. When she is able, she helps unload...
Standing in the bright basement of the Canton Calvary Mission, a member agency of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, is Crystal and her eight-year-old son Austin. Every Friday, the Mission hosts an after school...
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...

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