Family Resource Center

Information on the Family Resource Center

What is the Family Resource Center?

The Family Resource Center is a ministry of Northfield Baptist Church, following the guidelines set by the Akron Food Bank. It exists to provide food and household products to those who are in need.

Who Can Come?

Clients should live in Summit County, and they must fall below the maximum income levels set by the Akron Food Bank.


  • Photo ID
  • Document with current address on it. A credit card or bank statement, a utility bill, or a piece of mail from a government agency will work. The document must be dated within the last 60 days.

When You Come

The Family Resource Center is located in the Ministry Center, next to Northfield Baptist Church. We ask clients of the FRC to enter the building during the designated service times, register their attendance at the registration window, and then pick up the distributed items of their choice.

Per directives from the Ohio Department of Health given to the Family Resource Center as an agency of the Akron-Canton Food Bank, we are required to post information stating that all persons who are not fully vaccinated and who choose to enter the FRC facility during operating hours must wear a mask, for the protection of all volunteers and clients.

If you are a new client, a FRC member will go through the paperwork process with you, collecting the needed information. Once you are in their system, you will be able to return every two weeks.

The Family Resource Center, as an agency of the Akron-Canton Food Bank, services the following Ohio counties: Summit, Stark, Portage, Medina, Holmes, Carroll, Tuscarawas and Wayne.

Family Resource Center Dates

The Family Resource Center is open on Saturdays from 9:30-10:15 a.m. on the following dates:

  • December 18
  • January 15
  • February 19

Tuesdays, it is open from 7-7:45 p.m. on the following dates:

  • November 23
  • December 14
  • January 4
  • February 1

If you have any further questions, you can call the church at 330-467-7939 or email the office at [email protected].