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Volunteers from the University of Akron, WKYC and other help out at theAkron-Canton Regional Foodbank on Make a Difference Day 2012.

The organization serves 8 counties in Northeast Ohio and distributes more than 100,000 pounds of food a day through its network of food pantries and shelters.

The organization says need has grown dramatically in the last five years including many individuals and families seeking help for the first time.