AKRON Join the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank as it partners with iHeartMedia for the annual Long Haul Against Hunger radiothon on Dec. 7. Community members interested in supporting the Foodbank are encouraged to drive by and drop off monetary donations and nonperishable food items on this day.
Donations will be accepted at the Giant Eagle locations in Jackson Township (The Strip) and Fairlawn from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. during live radio broadcasts from participating iHeartMedia radio stations. Volunteers will be onsite to accept monetary donations and to help unload food donations from vehicles.
"The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank’s hunger-relief efforts are critical to the wellbeing of our community," said Keith Kennedy, radio personality and area senior VP of programming for iHeartMedia in a news release. "We’re proud to partner with an organization that helps provide such a basic, yet vital necessity to our community members who face hunger.
It’s important that we, as a community, rally together to help support the Foodbank this holiday season."
All community members, and especially listeners of 98.1 KDD, Christmas 101.7, Rock 106.9, 640 WHLO, Fox Sports 1350 and 99.7 Canton’s New Country, are invited to participate in this annual event to help support those in the Akron-Canton need this holiday season.
Because of support from FirstEnergy Foundation, The J.M. Smucker Company and the 415 Group, monetary donations made throughout the day will be matched. Every $1 donated equals eight meals.
Drop-off locations are at 6493 Strip Ave. in Jackson Township and 2775 W. Market St. in Fairlawn.
Long Haul Against Hunger is part of the Foodbank’s annual Holiday Campaign. The Campaign urges people to come together to support individuals and families in the local community facing hunger. This year’s goal is to provide 7 million meals to help families share a heart-warming this holiday season.
If you can't make it to either location but would still like to participate in the Holiday Campaign, make a donation by visiting akroncantonfoodbank.org and your gift will also be matched on this day.
To learn more about Long Haul Against Hunger, visit akroncantonfoodbank.org or contact the Foodbank at 330-535-6900.