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Annual Picnic

Let’s have a party! Come one come all to annual picnic and our first in-person meeting of the 2020-2021 year! Bring your family, a drink to share and the fun; the food is on us. We’ll also have our leadership elections during the meeting.

June 17 from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Wingfoot Lake State Park Oak Tree Shelter. Though this is free, please RSVP on our events page so we can ensure plenty of food.

Please note the picnic is on a THURSDAY.

ASSP McKinley to Volunteer at Akron Canton Regional Foodbank

In an effort to serve our community, the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) McKinley Chapter is scheduled to volunteer at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank on Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 8:30am to 11am. ASSP McKinley members are encouraged to bring their family members 10 years of age or older. Volunteer projects are based on the daily needs of the Foodbank.  The time you give sorting and inspecting food donations, labeling product for repackaging or packaging bulk items helps us provide 108,000 meals to people struggling with hunger in our community each and every day! The Chapter will be providing coffee and donuts for volunteers.

PLEASE SIGN-UP TO PARTICIPATE. If you have not previously volunteered with the Foodbank, you will first need to complete a Volunteer Application. Adult Volunteer Application or Youth Volunteer Application (ages 10-17).  Once your application is complete (or as a returning volunteer), log in to our Volunteer Information Center by clicking SCHEDULE YOUR NEXT VISIT  (Your login name is your email address.  Your password is what you entered on your application.)

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Do you recognize these faces?

25 year member Howland “Buzz” Davis recently found some historic ASSE/ASSP photos. Can you please help us identify the gentlemen in these photos? Email secretary Devon Donahue at devon.k.donahue@usda.gov

McKinley ASSP Donates to Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

COVID-19 has changed the world and more people than ever are in need of food assistance. The McKinley Chapter of the ASSP recently donated to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank which serves all the counties within McKinley ASSP’s geographic area.

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank provides food and other essential items to member hunger-relief programs in eight Northeast Ohio counties: Carroll, Holmes, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne. These member programs operate nearly 500 food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters and other hunger-relief programs in the neighborhoods and communities where people need. The Foodbank’s mission is to lead a collaborative network that empowers people to experience healthy and hunger-free lives. We distribute food to feed people, and we advocate, engage and convene our community in the fight to end hunger.

The support the Foodbank receives through community donations plays a vital role in their commitment to Feed People and Fight Hunger. Every 1.2 pounds of food donated to the Foodbank will provide 1 meal. Every $1 donation to the Foodbank will provide 4 nourishing meals to food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters and other hunger-relief programs in our eight-county service region.

You can make a personal donation to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank using this form Akron Canton Regional Foodbank Donation Form

Thanks for a Great 2019

On December 9, the McKinley Chapter celebrated the year and the holidays with a special social at Mike’s Place. The Chapter raised $200 for the ASSP Foundation and $84 for the McKinley Chapter. We also recognized Daniel Gleghorn for 50 years and Howland “Buzz” Davis for 25 years of service and membership. Thank you for your unwavering commitment to safety. Happy Holidays!