Your Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank works diligently every day to serve the thousands of children, individuals and seniors who face hunger in our community. With your support, the Foodbank can provide the equivalent of millions of meals to thousands of neighbors each year.
We serve as the primary source of food for approximately 600 food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters, children and senior citizen food programs across eight Northeast Ohio counties.
In addition to rescuing and distributing surplus food to our hunger-relief network, your Foodbank manages the programs below.
Keith D. Monda Family Food Pantry & Resource Center
The Keith D. Monda Family Food Pantry & Resource Center, located within the Stark County Campus, provides regular, weekly access to a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, shelf stable and perishable food items, such as bread and dairy products.
The Aultman Health Foundation Resource Room within the pantry connects people to services beyond food. Current resource room partners include Aultman’s Working on Wellness, Community Legal Aid, ACCESS Health Stark, Goodwill and Stark County Job and Family Services/Human Services.
The Venarge Family Food Pantry & Resource Center
The Venarge Family Food Pantry & Resource Center, located within the Main Campus in Akron, provides regular, weekly access to a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, shelf stable and perishable food items, such as bread and dairy products. It also includes a resource room with outside community partners offering services beyond food.
The Foodbank’s mobile pop-up pantry provides access to nourishing food to neighborhoods in need of additional support. The vehicle was funded through a Feeding America grant with the intention to reach areas with low food access and high rates of food insecurity.
Home Delivery Program
The Foodbank’s home delivery program provides greater equity in food access for neighbors with transportation barriers or underlying health conditions. This program, in partnership with our hunger-relief network, delivers food directly to individuals in need. To learn more about this program or to become a volunteer driver for this program, please contact us at 330.535.6900.
Feeding Kids Initiative
Your Foodbank is committed to serving children facing food insecurity through its Feeding Kids Initiative. Backpack and afterschool programs provide kid-friendly food items to meet the nutritional needs of children during weekends and school holidays, when students do not have access to free or reduced-priced school breakfast or lunch.
Feeding Seniors Initiative
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income seniors by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA foods. CSFP boxes provide seniors with enough food to create 25 meals and are given to income eligible seniors each month. The Foodbank partners with hunger-relief partners within its network to distribute these boxes.