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Campaigns & Special Events

The Foodbank offers many opportunities for you to get involved.

Stamp Out Hunger

Each spring, the Postal Service joins the NALC and the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank to Stamp Out Hunger. To help Stamp Out Hunger, simply leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal next to your mailbox prior to the specified day. The local letter carriers will then collect donations from homes across the area and deliver them to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. Learn more about Stamp Out Hunger.

Harvest for Hunger Campaign

Harvest for HungerHarvest for Hunger is the largest annual fundraiser for the Foodbank.  This cooperative effort of four Northeast Ohio Foodbanks, covering 19 counties, takes place every March. Hold a food and funds drive or Check Out Hunger at your local participating supermarket. Learn more about Harvest for Hunger.

Long Haul Against Hunger Campaign

Long Haul Against Hunger was our holiday food and funds drive campaign that runs from mid-November to mid-December annually. Long Haul Against Hunger is now called Hunger-Free Families.

Hunger-Free Families Campaign

Hunger-Free FamiliesDuring the holiday season of celebration, it is difficult to imagine any family going hungry. Join the Foodbank's Hunger-Free Families campaign, which inspires people to come together to take action and help provide food to families facing hunger. Learn more about the Hunger-Free Families Campaign.

WKSU Hunger Challenge

NPR radio station 89.7 WKSU partners with the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank every December to promote giving to help feed people in need.

Taste of the NFL

Taste of the NFL is a September special event combining food, fun and football in the fight against hunger.  This event, held at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, features gourmet cuisine from local restaurants and the opportunity to meet Hall of Fame Enshrinees, while raising needed funds to support the Foodbank. Learn more about Taste of the NFL.

Plant a Row for the Hungry

Plant a Row for the Hungry helps the Foodbank provide nutritious produce to our Member Agencies.  This program of the Garden Writer's Association encourages gardeners and farmers to plant an extra row of produce every year to donate to their local Foodbank.  Produce donation locations are available from June through September. Learn more about Plant a Row for the Hungry.

Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month.  Donate funds.  Donate food.  Volunteer.  Advocate. Learn more about Hunger Action Month.

Local Special Promotions

The Foodbank benefits from many food and funds drives and other community activities.  See what is happening in your neighborhood. Learn more about Local Special Promotions.

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