Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

Feed People. Fight Hunger.

Akron, OH


To lead a collaborative network that empowers people to experience healthy and hunger-free lives. We distribute food to feed people and we advocate, engage and convene our community in the fight to end hunger.

Ruling Year


President & CEO

Mr. Daniel R. Flowers

Main Address

350 Opportunity Parkway

Akron, OH 44307 USA


food, foodbank, hunger, needy





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Hunger is a complex problem that can be solved. In this country of great abundance, there is more than enough food to feed everyone facing hunger. According to data from Feeding America, nearly 50% of the food grown, processed and transported in America is wasted, while 41 million individuals—including 13 million children—are hungry every day. The Foodbank rescues food from going to waste through its partnerships with local retailers and through its prepared and perishable food rescue program, Community Harvest. Each year, 1 in 7 individuals face hunger within the Foodbank’s service area. Despite improving economic factors, there continues to be a large number of people in our region who face hunger and seek help through hunger-relief programs.

Our programs

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Food Distribution

Where we work

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

To close the meal gap by 76 percent in partnership with our network, by providing access to 31.2 million meals to families facing hunger in the Foodbank’s service region

The Foodbank acquires food from a variety of local and national sources including retailers, manufacturers and farmers. Foodbank staff members skillfully procure food, coordinate drivers to pick up donations, manage warehouse storage and operations, while recruiting volunteers and training network partner programs to ensure the safe processing and distribution of food.

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Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

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Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

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Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

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Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

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Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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