Stories of Hope

The Good Samaritan Hunger Center has been serving the Akron community since 1982. Founded by Sister Jordan Haddad, a Dominican Sister of Peace, her goal was to ensure that “one day no man, woman or child would go hungry...
According to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, 4.9 million senior citizens seek food assistance across the country. The organization conducts a study, the State of Senior Hunger...
In 2018, your Foodbank helped provide 105,000 meals every day to the local community through our collaboration with nearly 500 food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters and other hunger-relief programs within our network...
National Volunteer Month allows us to show our gratitude for our volunteers and their tireless commitment to our community members struggling with food insecurity. During this special month, we enjoy highlighting the...
Ed is 81-years-old and is doggedly resilient. In 1939, a few years after he was born, he contracted polio. It didn’t stop him. “The doctors said I’d never walk again… but oh yes I did!” When the polio vaccine came out...
It’s the last Sunday of the month and Community Bible Church is filled with volunteers and community members, all happy to see one another. Everyone is greeted with a warm smile as they take a seat and enjoy a hot meal...

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