The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is expanding! As part of the organization's capital campaign, Growing for Good: The Campaign to Reach Further and Feed More, the foodbank is expanding its main campus in Akron.
And to celebrate that expansion the Foodbank invited community leaders, hunger-relief partners, and volunteers to join them in signing a 21-foot construction beam that will be installed in the new distribution center. Some guests signed just their names while others added messages of goodwill to the beam that will help support the new building.
CEO and President of the Foodbank Dan Flowers addressed the attendees thanking them for their support and adding that their investment in the community is what makes this project possible.
Amy Montgomery, chair of the Foodbank's board added that “this project brought together so many networks of people across our region who focused their energy, talents and passion on making tomorrow brighter for people they may never meet”
The expansion project is scheduled to be completed this fall.
To learn more about the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and their work you can visit their website here.