Stories of Hope

Standing outside the doors of the Brunswick Food Pantry in Medina County, Elba stands patiently with her walker, waiting in line for groceries with dozens of other families. Elba spent her entire life working in the...
I recently needed to pick up 100 orange helium balloons to be used as decorations during Operation Orange, the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank’s 24-hour volunteer event. But I had a problem— 100 balloons could not...
Audreanna has always had a passion for giving. “I learned from a very early age that there were others more, and less, fortunate than myself,” she explained. “Sometimes I was more fortunate and sometimes I wasn’t as...
Addison Lockwood is a second-grader with a big heart.   Addison, who attends Chapel Hill Christian School South Campus, has raised more than $650 for the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank’s Selfless Elf 5k race, making her...
Six years ago, Linda Lazoran was introduced to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank by a friend who was collecting for a Thanksgiving food drive. Once she saw the magnitude of work at the Foodbank she began volunteering—...
The Stark County Fair is an institution for our community. Families in Stark County work yearlong preparing all aspects of the event; from various projects like selling livestock to working booths under the grandstands...

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