If You Need Help

Hot Meal Program – 3 to 4 p.m.

Mondays

East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation
550 S. Arlington St., Akron, OH 44306-1740

Wednesdays

Van Buren Homes
410 Pasadena Pl., Barberton, OH 44203

Thursdays

Our Hot Meal Program serves a nutritious, multi-course meal three days a week, fifty-two weeks a year. The meals are prepared under the direction of our Kitchen Manager of over twenty years. What began in 1982 as a Monday night potluck for fifty people, now requires the talents of over one-hundred volunteers who come from all over Summit County to serve! In order to do this we use: one commercial-grade kitchen, two vans, three community dining rooms, and a countless number of wonderful volunteers. It all adds up to over 12,500 meals annually, served in an environment of encouragement and respect.

  • Everyone is welcome
  • No identification is required
  • There are no limits on the number of visits
  • Line may form no earlier than 2:30 pm

Grocery Bag Program

          Summit Lake Community Center – 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

          Patterson Park Community Center – 3 to 4 p.m.

Last 3 Tuesdays of the month

Summit Lake Community Center
380 W. Crosier St., Akron, OH 44311

Last 3 Fridays of the month

Patterson Park Community Center
800 Patterson Ave., Akron, OH 44310

Our Grocery Bag Program distributes nutritionally balanced bags of food. Each adult receives a bag of food and a 32 oz. container of delicious, homemade soup made that day by our Kitchen Manager and volunteer staff. This program gives away thousands of bowls of soup annually. (That is a lot of homemade soup!)

  • Everyone is welcome
  • Photo I.D. is required
  • All adults from each household that are present may receive groceries and soup
  • One member of each household must sign a form stating they are at or below the poverty level according to The Emergency Food Assistance Program guidelines
  • There are no limits on the number of visits
  • Line may form no earlier than 15 minutes before start of program
  • Referral: None
  • Fees: None