COVID-19 Foodbank Updates

Feeding our neighbors in need

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Your Foodbank is committed to the highest standards of food safety and personal safety for our staff, volunteers, hunger-relief partners and neighbors who receive food. We are working with Summit County Public Health, the Summit County Emergency Management Agency, Ohio Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, the Ohio Association of Foodbanks and Feeding America to access and assess the most up-to-date information as it unfolds.

The Foodbank is maintaining its regular business hours of M-F 8-4 during the COVID-19 crisis. Please call 330.535.6900 if you have any questions.

 

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How can you help?

Donate Money

Monetary donations will make the biggest impact. In an effort to meet the needs of our community, we are focusing on emergency distribution, including senior and family boxes of food.  $1 can help provide 4 nourishing meals. To make a gift online, please visit akroncantonfoodbank.org/donate, or call 330.535.6900 to make a gift via phone.

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Donate Food

You can make a difference by donating food. Our Super Six most needed food items include boxed cereal, peanut butter, canned tuna, canned vegetables, canned beef stew and canned soup. Learn more about food donations.

If you are a manufacturer, retailer, distributor, restaurant, farmer or other food industry business, consider donating your surplus product to the Foodbank. Learn more about food manufacturer and retail donations.

Volunteer Within our Network

While all volunteer activities at our Akron facility have been temporarily suspended, there are additional volunteer opportunities within our 8-county network. Please check out the list of sites that have requested additional volunteer assistance during these unprecedented times.

Sites for Additional Volunteer Opportunities

Stay Strong

Time and time again, we have seen the strength of this community in the face of challenges. As we face the new challenge of the Coronavirus, we will continue to work together to ensure that food reaches people needing assistance.

The safety and well-being of our clients, hunger-relief partners, volunteers and staff is our top priority. Please do your part by following the recommendations of the CDC for preventing illness and by staying home if you are not feeling well or are showing any signs of illness.

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