We will continue to update this page as more information becomes available.
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?
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.
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.
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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In the News
- March 27, 2020
Akron Beacon Journal: ‘Every day a record day’ at Akron area foodbank during coronavirus crisis
News Channel 5: Northeast Ohioans turn to food banks for help during pandemic
- March 25, 2020
The Daily Record: J.M. Smucker outlines measures to help employees, community during coronavirus pandemic
- March 24, 2020
Canton Repository: North Canton food pantry uses drive-thru distribution
- March 23, 2020
Akron Beacon Journal: Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank gets help from National Guard, asks state to waive paperwork
WKYC Channel 3: North Canton Cares Pantry distribution
- March 20, 2020
News Channel 5: 30 soldiers from Ohio National Guard to help Akron Canton Regional Foodbank
Akron Beacon Journal: Coronavirus: How to help in Summit County
- March 19, 2020
Cleveland.com: Larry Nance Jr. donates $50,000 each to Greater Cleveland Food Bank and Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank
Akron Beacon Journal: National Guard to help at Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
Akron Beacon Journal: Cavaliers’ Larry Nance Jr. donates $50,000 each to Akron-Canton and Cleveland foodbanks
- March 17, 2020
Cleveland.com: Summit County approves $200,000 for Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank emergency distribution
Akron Beacon Journal: Summit County approves $200K for food bank
- March 15, 2020
Akron Beacon Journal: Akron-Canton food bank facing critical need when it’s normally raising funds