The Marketing & Communications team at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is committed to responding to media and providing the resources you need as quickly as possible. If you need to reach someone immediately or have media inquiries, please contact Raven Gayheart.

Media Contact

Raven Gayheart, Public Relations and Communications Manager
330.535.6900 or

Please check this section regularly for updated news, announcements, press releases and other important information about how we are feeding people and fighting hunger in Northeast Ohio.

You can also view our quarterly printed newsletters online as well as Stories of Hope.


Foodbank encourages community to join hunger-relief efforts through Harvest for Hunger kick-off breakfast

Feb 12, 2019
The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank will kick off its 28th annual Harvest for Hunger Campaign with a breakfast on Feb....

Foodbank seeks warm-hearted people willing to freeze their bodies to help fight hunger at the Polar Bear Jump

Feb 12, 2019
The 16th annual Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump will benefit the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. Community members...

Foodbank welcomes new board members for 2019

Feb 01, 2019
The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank announced the addition of three new members to its 2019 Board of Directors: Judge...

Runners spread holiday cheer through downtown Akron at Foodbank's sixth annual Selfless Elf

Dec 27, 2018
Early Saturday morning, Dec. 22, the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank welcomed 1,200 race participants for its sixth...

Runners will dash through downtown Akron to benefit Foodbank

Dec 13, 2018
The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is expecting nearly 1,000 community members to bundle up and brave the weather to...

Long Haul Against Hunger radiothon helps provide 468,000 meals for community

Dec 08, 2018
Community members interested in supporting the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and families facing hunger this holiday...