Hunger in Summit County

Food insecurity refers to the USDA’s measure of lack of regular access to nutritional food for an active and healthy life. Feeding America estimates that the food insecurity rate in Summit County is 12.5% of the total population, 67,760 individuals. The child food insecurity rate is 18.5%, 21,030 children.


Your Foodbank’s Response

In 2022, your Foodbank distributed 10,021,820 pounds of food and essential items to families in need in Summit County, the equivalent of 8,351,516 meals. Of that, 2,176,914 pounds was fresh, nutritious produce, which was distributed for free.

Your support helps Asmita

Asmita moved to the Akron area from India to earn her PH. D in mechanical engineering at the University of Akron. She's grateful to pick up fresh fruits from the pop-up pantry in between classes and work. 

“I really appreciate the Foodbank,” Asmita said.