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Partnership with Akron U - Food Distribution

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The Salvation Army of Summit County

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This is a two day event. Volunteers can help one day of both.

The Salvation Army has partnered with the University of Akron to help feed their students. We provide bags of groceries to students who come to us with a valid student ID. The process to get the food ready and pass it out takes parts of two days. This is where volunteers are needed to make this happen.

Day 1 - September 29th
At 10AM at our 2207 Romig Rd. warehouse we get the food from the Akron/Canton Foodbank. We then organize the food and prepare around 125 bags of food for students. Depending how many volunteers we have determines how quickly the job goes. We could use 5-10 bag preparers.

Day 2- September 30h
From 10:45-1PM we are on campus setting up and distributing the 125 bags of food to students. The gratitude we receive from the students is overwhelming. This program helps many students offset the cost of food in their already stretched budgets.

If you would like to help with either event please contact John Kasler at The Salvation Army either through this site or through calling/texting at 330.958.2906.

The next event after September 30th will be on October 28th.

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About The Salvation Army of Summit County

Location:

190 S. Maple St., P.O. Box 22520, Akron, OH 44302, US

Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Description

With three corps and seven service units, The Salvation Army of Summit County offers a wide variety of programs to persons in need across the county. Homeless men and women with children can stay in one of the only family shelters while they look for affordable living accommodations. With free groceries and hot meals, families and individuals can stay well nourished. Utility assistance is on hand to people who have a disconnection notice on their gas or electric. At the Child Development Center, preschool children learn basic skills necessary to enter and excel in kindergarten. The Learning Center, an academic after school program provides homework help as well as time for creative outlets. Children and youth participate in character building programs fostered through an array of recreational activities, music and spiritual guidance. Seasonal giving programs allow low income families to enjoy and celebrate the holidays with donated gifts and food. More than twenty thousand individuals are served through our centers in Summit County.

Community
Hunger

WHEN

Wed Sep 29, 2021 - Thu Sep 30, 2021
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

WHERE

2207 Romig RoadAkron, OH 44320

(41.05473,-81.58012)
 

SKILLS

  • Food Delivery / Distribution

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • See above
  • Must be able to lift at least 20 lbs.

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