Need help with food?
The Foodbank is here to help.
Call 855-560-0850 today!
Find a Food Program
To the best of our knowledge, this list of programs is up to date. Due to current health concerns, ALWAYS CALL to confirm hours OF OPERATION.
Our online database lists the 500 food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters and other hunger-relief programs, which are partners of your Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. Click the button below to start searching!
If you are unable to visit a food program site, you can send someone to pick up on your behalf. Complete this proxy form and give it to the person that will pick up on your behalf to present when picking up your groceries.
Foodbank Drive-Thru Food Distributions
If you’re in need of food assistance, come to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank (350 Opportunity Parkway in Akron) for a drive-thru food distribution on the dates below. Please make sure to clean out the trunk of your vehicle as groceries will only be placed in trunks, and please stay in your vehicle. Review our list of Frequently Asked Questions about drive-thru food distributions.
- August 12, 2021: 1-3PM
- August 26, 2021: 1-3PM
- September 9, 2021: 1-3PM
- September 23, 2021: 1-3PM
Questions about SNAP?
To apply for SNAP food assistance benefits or for questions about SNAP food assistance benefits, contact your local Department of Job and Family Services at the number below.
Need assistance beyond food?
Call the number below in your county.
Department of Job and Family Services
Call 211 or 330-263-6363
United Way of Holmes County
Call 211 or 888-330-4211
United Way of Greater Cleveland
Call 211 or 330-297-4636
United Way of Portage County
Call 211 or 330-491-9997
United Way of Greater Stark County
Call 211 or 330-376-6660
Call 211 or 330-263-6363
United Way of Wayne County
Call 211 or 330-343-7771
United Way of Tuscarawas County
Is your organization looking to provide food to families in need?
The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank distributes food and other essential products through a network of 500 food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters and other hunger-relief programs. If you are an organization looking to join our network, please review the information on the Join our Partner Network section of our website.
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