Category Archives: Food

Akron Snow Angels spread warmth and awareness about homelessness

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Story by Lyndsey Schley

 

Growing community organization plans to expand efforts with community support

Akron Snow Angels is a non-profit that has been providing the homeless with warm clothes and necessities throughout the winter since 2015.

The organization also aims to teach community members compassion for the homeless by offering opportunities to interact with them, Founder Erin Victor said.

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INFO LINE 2-1-1 Referrals Now Available via Text Message

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Info Line is making it easier for Summit County residents to find and access basic needs assistance by adding texting capability to its 2-1-1 information service. 2-1-1 OnDemand allows people to receive referrals for food and utility assistance via text so they don’t have to use valuable phone minutes. The service also helps free up Info Line’s 2-1-1 staff so they can spend time answering phone calls that are more in-depth.

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Preserving Farmland in Ohio

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With sadness we mark the passing of Darwin Kelsey, the architect of the Cuyahoga Valley Conservancy.  In his honor we are rerunning from our archives the story on the Conservancy based largely on interviewing Darwin.

 

Story by Katie Sobiech

 

The policy produced by the Summit County Food Policy Coalition calls for two measurable action items:

1) eliminate food deserts in Summit County,
2) preserve farmland within Summit County.

We reported on efforts to identify and measure food deserts in our story from January 10th, 2014.

We investigated one very successful effort to preserve farm land.

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Gary Wyatt shares his path of redemption, commitment and leadership

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Photo Courtesy of Leadership Akron

 

Story by Laura Ofobike – Courtesy of Leadership Akron Class ’12

 

Gary Wyatt has been on both sides of the addiction divide. Speaking to a Leadership on Main audience, the co-founder of North Hill Community House told a compelling story of personal redemption and commitment, and surprisingly to himself, leadership.

As a child, he saw his parents’ struggles with alcoholism and poverty. When he was a student and an athlete at Garfield High School, he did a “little alcohol and a little pot” now and then, he said, but never anything that got him into trouble. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy after high school to see the world, served four years and returned to Akron in 1989.

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Free meals available for local children during summer months

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As the school year wraps up, the City of Akron Recreation Bureau will once again provide meals to area children through the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible youth (18 yrs and under) and summer day camp programs that meet the income guidelines for reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program.

The income guidelines for reduced-price meals by family size will be available upon request. For more information, please contact Audley McGill at 330.375.2821.

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