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The Beall Hall food pantry distributes goods donated by Trader Joe’s including eggs, bread, meats and other perishable goods.

Women’s Center and Campus Kitchen join to distribute groceries to counter food insecurity

Holly Liptak Reporter May 1, 2020

Now that in-person classes have been cancelled, Beall Hall is not housing students, but instead approximately 1,000 pounds of donated food for those struggling with food insecurity during the coronavirus...

Monday: Big layoffs, bigger hirings, massive markets swings

Associated Press March 23, 2020

The rapid spread of the coronavirus since it was first reported in China has dealt an unprecedented shock to the global economy.Following are business developments Monday related to the outbreak as governments...

Kent Social Services makes room for homeless in cold weather

Justin Niedenthal February 15, 2016

Once temperatures hit 10 degrees or below, Kent Social Services opens its doors for anyone who needs a place to sleep. “About the only other place to go is McDonald's. This place is nice or you can...

Center of Hope provides warm place for Ravenna residents

Alexandria Valverde February 14, 2015

A warm resolution in Ravenna from on Vimeo.As temperatures drop to single digits, and into the negatives at night, Portage County residents who don’t have heat or a home will have a solution...

Anne Marie Mann-Noble, the Director of Emergency and Outreach Services for Family & Community Services, stands by the kitchen for the community center in Ravenna on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2013. The center is open 24 hours a day when the temperature reaches 10 degrees to accommodate the homeless.

Local food pantry keeps doors open during freezing temperatures

Chrissy Suttles January 30, 2014

Cindy Slama found herself homeless three years ago after her then-fiance drained the family’s mortgage money to satisfy his cocaine addiction.Slama refused to leave the house from which she was being...

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