Stories of Hope

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank welcomes thousands of volunteers each year who contribute thousands of hours of service in the local fight against hunger. Without the help of volunteers, the Foodbank wouldn’t be able...
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, or so they say. But produce and other healthy, fresh food items can be costly for families, especially with inflation increasing food prices. Research shows that there is a direct...
Asmita, 34, fills a grocery bag with sanitizing products and nutritious produce as she visits the Foodbank's pop-up pantry at the University of Akron. She is a vegetarian and loves receiving fresh fruits and vegetables...
It’s a little past 8am. Wrapped around the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank’s Stark County Campus is a line of community members waiting for the doors to open. Inside, volunteers and staff members are stocking the shelves...
Aging is a natural part of life. The term “the golden years” tends to paint an idealistic picture of seniors playing golf and enjoying time with friends and family. But for 5.2 million seniors in 2020 in the U.S.,...
During the height of the pandemic, Jenn remembers getting ready for work, watching the morning news, and being struck by the line of cars wrapped around the Foodbank. The cars were local families who had lost their jobs...

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