AEP Foundation Volunteer Center engages community members to make a difference

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 to do its work effectively or efficiently.

The opening of the Stark County Campus meant the Foodbank could engage new volunteers to support hunger-relief efforts. The second facility enables individuals and groups, that couldn’t typically traverse to the Main Campus in Akron, to volunteer during the day. Many corporations, businesses, school and social groups bring their teams to the AEP Foundation Volunteer Center for a memorable, team-building experience that directly impacts families facing hunger.

A primary activity led by Stark County Campus volunteers is the construction of food boxes for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). CSFP is a federally funded, USDA program that provides qualifying seniors with shelf-stable food items. In 2022, nearly 21,000 CSFP boxes were distributed.


KEITH D. MONDA FAMILY FOOD PANTRY & RESOURCE CENTER: Greeters, registration, order fulfillment and restock volunteers are needed to help run the onsite food pantry.
WERNER FAMILY MARKETPLACE: Volunteers help food programs choose grocery items and load items into vehicles, while keeping the area organized.
COMMUNITY HARVEST PROGRAM: Drivers who operate a Foodbank box truck are needed to pick up food donations from various donors in Stark County and deliver them to food programs. Route assistants ride along with the driver to assist with pickups and deliveries.
OFFICE OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteers assist with filing, computer data entry, mailings, staffing the front desk and other essential administrative duties.

To learn more about volunteering with your Foodbank, please contact 330.535.6900 or