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
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!
Donors can establish a named academic scholarship or professional education grant fund through the ASSP Foundation. Scholarships and grants advance the safety profession and provide national recognition for the donor. The Foundation manages the administrative details of this program and works with the donor to provide qualified award recipients each year.