To find a food program near you, visit the Need Food page on our website. At the top of the page is a Need Food button. There, you can search available food programs by zip code. Or give us a call at 330.535.6900 to speak with a staff person.
No need to pre-register or be referred.
Yes, we’re able to serve walkups, though we do recommend bringing a cart to help carry the 26-pound box of food and a bag of fresh produce.
Each household will receive a 26-pound box of shelf-stable food items, such as rice, beans, canned goods, soups, etc. Each household will also receive a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, and if available, bread.
On the Friday following the first Thursday of each month, we invite our neighbors in need to choose their groceries at the Main Campus in Akron. This is not a drive-thru distribution. Please park in the Dart Avenue lot at the Main Campus in Akron located at 350 Opportunity Parkway.
Yes, simply flag down a staff member or volunteer, and they will shop for you and bring the groceries to your car.
Pop-up distributions take place in multiple communities across the Foodbank’s eight-county footprint. These distributions are a drive-thru style distribution. A volunteer will load pre-packaged food boxes directly from the pop-up pantry into the trunk of your vehicle.
To keep up to date on future pop-up pantry distributions, please follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/akroncantonfoodbank.
If you have a photo ID, please bring it.
Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to deliver food to individual homes. If you’re unable to leave your home, please call 2-1-1; they might be able to connect you with a food program near you that delivers.
Yes. Simply write on a piece of paper your name, address, phone number and how many people are in your household. Then write, “I, YOUR NAME, give FRIEND/FAMILY MEMBER’S NAME permission to pick up food on my behalf.”
No, you do not need to be a resident of Akron or Summit County in order to receive food.
Any individual/household earning below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level can receive food after completing a self-declaration of need form.
Yes, you can attend as many Foodbank grocery distributions and pop-up pantry distributions as you need to.