Stories of Hope

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...
Their first time through the doors of the Minerva United Methodist Church Direct Distribution, pride and shame almost stopped them. As healthcare aids at local medical facilities, John and Sharon spend their lives...
José still describes himself as a newlywed, even though he's been married a year. At the Love Center Food Pantry, he is soft spoken, but when talking about his wife, Idalila, a sense of pride spreads across his face....

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