Stories of Hope

Brittany exudes a quiet calm as she talks with other food recipients in the sanctuary at Community Bible Church, a pantry within the Foodbank's network in Portage County. She’s been coming to the church’s food pantry...
The Greater Dover New Philadelphia Food Pantry is in an unmarked building. From the outside there’s not much to see, a few vacant businesses and a large parking lot, but two days per week, a line of people wrap around...
Norman, 64, a 40-year medical health professional, now working as a consultant, never thought he’d find himself at a food pantry. He’s lived a successful life and loved his work, but as he gets older, it’s becoming more...
Five years ago, Linda DiRuzza won tickets to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank’s annual fundraiser, Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, through her employer, Diebold. With her husband unable to go, Linda decided...
April, a mother to four boys and a caregiver to elderly in-laws and sick parents, typically has her hands full. On any given day, she is transporting children to sporting activities, taking someone to an appointment or...
Canton City’s Belden Leadership School welcomes children in grades 3 – 5. Its mission is to inspire confident, creative and open-minded learners, “where all students acquire a worldview of life’s possibilities and the...

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