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.
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.
Posted in Charity, Community, Food, Health, Housing, Neighborhoods, Poverty
Tagged 2-1-1, Assistance, Food, Help, Info-Line, OnDemand, Residents, Resources, Richard Stahl, Services, Summit County, Tanya Kahl, United Way of Summit County, unlimited texting, Utilities
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.
Posted in Community, Education, Food
Tagged agriculture, Community, Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy, Darwin Kelsey, Education, environmental health, Farmland, Food, food deserts, Gardening, Hale Farm and Village, Howe Meadow Farmer’s Markets, Local Farmers, National Park Service, Summit County, Summit County Food Policy Coalition, sustainable food, urbanization
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.
Posted in Community, Education, Food, Health, Poverty, Youth
Tagged Akron, Akron Neighborhoods, Akron Public Schools, Children, City of Akron Recreation Bureau, Community, Food, National School Lunch Program, summer day camp program, Summer Food Service Program, Summit County