Good Samaritan Hunger Center operates largely with the work of volunteers. Without you we can not do what we do.

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Kitchen Volunteers

Kitchen Volunteers needed Tuesday and Friday mornings, from 9am to noon.

Kitchen Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.

Help prepare soup, salads, vegetables, sandwiches and other food items under the direction of our cook for our hot meal programs and soup for our grocery distribution

Free Produce Volunteers

Returning April 2020. Watch our Facebook page for updates.

Free Produce will be distributed to those in need at Ed Davis Community Center, 730 Perkins Park Drive, Akron, OH 44320.

Distribution will start at approximately 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM

Please bring your own re-usable grocery bags, boxes or laundry baskets to carry your food.


Weekday mornings from 9 AM to 11 AM

Pick up food donations. Also, looking for someone to learn all of the ropes of the Grocery Bag and Hot Meal Site programs.

Many local restaurants, bakeries and supermarkets generously donate food on a weekly basis. We need drivers to pick up food and deliver it to the center. Drivers arrive at the center and use one of the GSHC vans. Potential drivers must have a valid driver’s license and an excellent driving record. Potential drivers must submit a copy of their license to our auto insurance carrier for approval.

Site Volunteers

Grocery Bag Program

Three times a month each at the below locations

Volunteers arrive at the site about 1 hour beforehand, and are usually finished by 30 minutes afterward.

A parent or guardian must accompany volunteers under the age of 16 at all times.

  • Assist with client registration
  • Pack the food into grocery bags
  • Distribute food, soup and produce,
  • Help set up the room and help with cleanup
The last three Mondays of the month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (Beginning February 24, 2020)

Joy Park Community Center
825 James Ingram Way, Akron, OH 44306

The last three Tuesdays of the month from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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

The last three Thursdays of the month from 5 to 6 p.m.

Summit Lake Community Center
380 West Crosier St.
Akron, OH 44311
Begins Aug. 23, 2018

The last three Fridays of the month from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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

Site Volunteers – Hot Meal Sites

Hot Sit-Down Meal Program – temporarily suspended until further notice

Event Volunteers

Events include our annual Soup for the City and Empty Bowl events.


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