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Holiday Giving in Action at Long Haul Against Hunger

Dec 09, 2014

Join the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank as they partner with 98.1 WKDD, My 101.7, Rock 106.9, 640 WHLO and 99.7 Canton’s New Country for Long Haul Against Hunger on Friday, December 12, 2014.

See holiday giving in action! During Long Haul Against Hunger, those wanting to show their support of the Foodbank are encouraged to drive by and donate at any of the three locations. Volunteers will be on hand to accept monetary donations and to unload nonperishable food donations from vehicles.

Because of support from the 415 Group and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, financial donations made throughout the day will be matched. Every $1 donated = 8 meals during Long Haul Against Hunger.

There are three drive by and drop-off locations on Friday, December 12, 2014.

Live radio broadcasts will take place from 6:00am-7:00pm at:

  • Akron: Kisling, Nestico & Redick, 3412 West Market St. across from Summit Mall

    At Kisling, Nestico & Redick— Stone Pelican Rolling Cafe and Wholly Frijoles will be on site from 11:00am to 1:00pm and Retro Dog from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.

  • Canton: iHeartMedia, 7755 Freedom Ave. NW, Near Shuffle St. & I-77

    At iHeartMedia— Peace Love and Little Donuts of North Canton will be on site from 7:00am-10:00am and Swenson's Food Truck from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

    Dropping off in Akron or Canton? You will be entered in contests where you could win prizes like Live Nation concert tickets, including tickets to a One Direction concert.

A drop-off donation site will also take place from 10:00am-2:00pm at:

  • Orrville: The JM Smucker Company Store and Café, 333 Wadsworth Rd.

To learn more about Long Haul Against Hunger, please visit or contact the Foodbank at 330.535.6900.