Buehler's campaign helps Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

Buehler's campaign helps Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

The 14 Buehler’s Fresh Foods supermarkets recently raised $161,722.55 for the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank — which translates into 648,000 meals — through its register campaign and employee contests. The entire Buehler’s team worked together to make this campaign a success for the food banks and all who benefit from its mission of fighting food insecurity.

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank distributes food and other essential items through its network of more than 500 food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters, children and senior programs, and other hunger-relief programs in Carroll, Holmes, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties. Food insecurity affects 1-in-6 individuals and 1-in-4 children.

“Buehler’s Fresh Foods would like to thank all of our customers and team members who went above and beyond this year in raising money for our community food banks during the Harvest for Hunger Campaign,” said Paul Stefaniuk, Buehler’s VP of operations. “I’m proud to say that this year’s results were one of our best since we started the campaign 15 years ago.”

Everyone involved in the campaign recognized the continued struggle for people to put food on their tables due to rising food and fuel prices and how vital the food bank is to a multitude of families.

“The store teams did an excellent job with register collections, theme days, raffles, $5 and $10 grocery bags, and miscellaneous fundraising,” Cheryl Kerr of Buehler’s said. “A big thank you goes out to all our customers and employees for their donations and support during this year’s campaign.”