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Hot Meal Program – temporarily suspended until further notice


Fresh Produce Program

Akron Urban League

Good Samaritan Hunger Center, in collaboration with the Akron Urban League will be distributing produce on the following days:

  • July 17, 2019
  • July 24, 2019
  • July 31, 2019
  • August 14, 2019
  • August 21, 2019
  • August 28, 2019.

Distribution at 440 Vernon Odom Blvd, Akron, will begin at 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. We ask that you arrive no earlier than 10:30 AM as there will be no one available to accommodate you until 10:30 AM.

Be sure to bring your own bags and/or boxes or laundry baskets to take your produce.

Produce will distributed on a first come, first served basis.


Grocery Bag Program

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
  • 2 Sturdy, re-usable grocery bags, a box, or some other sturdy item to take your groceries
  • First come, first served basis
  • 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