Serving Akron's Hungry

Learn more about how we're helping feed families in the area.

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Last year, we served more than 10,000 hot meals...

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...gave more than 5,000 grocery bags...

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...and handed out 5,440 one-quart containers of homemade soup...

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...to help feed Akron's hungry.


Hunger is not an option. Help the Good Samaritan Hunger Center fight hunger in our city.

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Putting a face on hunger

More than 91,000 people in Akron and surrounding communities face hunger. Meet one of Akron’s hungry by selecting a name below.

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An After-School Meal

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When the school bus lets off the children who live in Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority's Van Buren Homes apartment complex in Barberton, most of them head straight to our hot meal program.

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For many, this is their dinner.

Almost 80 percent of our diners at that weekly meal are children. Sometimes they even bring their own plates.

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Small Actions, Huge Rewards

Your gift helps the children of Barberton and surrounding areas eat 40 meals.*

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*We use as much of your donation as we can to buy food. A small portion of your donation will go to cover administrative costs.

Your generosity gives hope

Thank you for helping Good Samaritan Hunger Center feed thousands of Akron families! We just need a few details before visiting PayPal to securely make your donation.

Hello! My name is and I would like to donate to help Akron families eat.

Would You Help Darla?

DarlaDarla and her husband try to make ends meet living on a social security check just above $1,000 a month.

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Giving Back

Darla, who is unable to work but does not yet qualify for Social Security Disability, is also helping raise three grandchildren under the age of eight while her daughter gets back on her feet financially.

"We go through five gallons of milk each week. Getting food from Good Samaritan helps us enormously," Darla said.

She also gives back by volunteering at each grocery giveaway at Patterson Park.

  • Help Darla and Her Grandchildren

Small Actions, Huge Rewards

Your gift helps Darla and her family eat 40 meals.*

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*We use as much of your donation as we can to buy food. A small portion of your donation will go to cover administrative costs.

Your generosity gives hope

Thank you for helping Good Samaritan Hunger Center feed thousands of Akron families! We just need a few details before visiting PayPal to securely make your donation.

Hello! My name is and I would like to donate to help Akron families eat.

Hunger in Our Area

PatriciaPatricia, a former teacher, went through her savings and lost her home while waiting to get on medical disability.

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A Great Circle of Giving

Now a senior citizen, she lives in government subsidized housing. She depends on Good Samaritan's free groceries to augment her food purchases. When there is extra bread at the grocery giveaway she brings it back to the housing complex to give to her neighbors. "The kids are grabbing the bread before I can get it out of the bag," she said.

  • Give Bread to Those In Need

Small Actions, Huge Rewards

Your gift helps Patricia and her neighbors eat 40 meals*.

  • Make Their Day

*We use as much of your donation as we can to buy food. A small portion of your donation will go to cover administrative costs.

Your generosity gives hope

Thank you for helping Good Samaritan Hunger Center feed thousands of Akronites like Patricia! We just need a few details before visiting PayPal to securely make your donation.

Hello! My name is and I would like to donate to help Akron families eat.