We Take Our Services Directly to the Communities Where Our Customers Live
Weekly Food Distribution
Our primary program. We distribute food and produce across 5 locations throughout Greater Akron during the last 3 weeks of every month. In 2021, GSHC administered 356,527 pounds of packaged food and 115,246 pounds of produce. Each distribution consists of a three-to-five day food supply.
Please note, we will not be at Patterson Park until renovations are completed in late 2024/early 2025. We have moved Friday distribution to Forest Lodge.
Kids Bag Program
Volunteers meet every Wednesday to assemble bags filled with food for school students for the weekend. The students served by this program rely heavily on the food served in school, and therefore, are at risk of experiencing food insecurity during the weekend. As of December 2023, we served 17 schools, representing over 2,500 children served every month.
Senior Box Program
Senior boxes (Commodity Supplemental Food Program - CSFP) are distributed once a month to seniors who are 60+ and meet income guidelines. These boxes provide an additional 30 lbs of food for seniors. In 2021, we distributed approximately 420 of these boxes.
The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at https://www.ascr.usda.gov/ad-3027-usda-program-discrimination-complaint-form or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at email@example.com.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.