Stories of Hope

Jackie Verdon is 80-years-old and lives alone. Her husband passed away years ago, and now that she’s retired, Jackie lives on a fixed income and sometimes must choose between paying necessary bills or buying groceries....
Walking into the Barberton Area Community Ministry, a member hunger-relief program of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, Tabitha holds the hand of her four-year-old son Elijah and in her other hand she holds the car...
Ed spent his entire life working as a mechanic for a trucking company and supporting his family comfortably. When Ed was ready to retire, he went to his financial advisors and they told him everything he’d been saving...
Sitting outside of a food pantry surrounded by her children running and smiling on the playground, Bernadette talks about the blessings in her life. Bernadette’s husband works 40+ hours a week as a line clearance tree...
J’vion is 14-years-old and in the ninth grade. He has four brothers and sisters and lives with his mom, Jewell, and his grandmother. About four months ago just before Christmas, Jewell had a heart attack, and isn’t...
Michele is an active volunteer at Love Center food pantry, a member agency of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. She has two children and also takes care of her 82-year-old father. When she is able, she helps unload...

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