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Stark County Hunger Task Force and its staff and volunteers are here for you.


 Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. We rely on the service of members of our own community to help in the fight against hunger. As the need for our services grows, we are always looking for new volunteers for various opportunities.


Private contributions constitute our primary means of financial support. Our mission allows for every dollar raised to distribute up to seven pounds of food directly into the hands of local families in need.

Palette 2 Palate tickets now available!

Saturday, April 20, 2024 Zimmermann Symphony Center 2331 17th St NW, Canton, OH 44708 Stark County Hunger Task Force is proud to partner with the Canton arts community for the 9th annual Palette 2 Palate charity art auction. Join us on April 20 at the Zimmermann...

Become a hunger fighter!

We are now seeking volunteers for our Community Campus Food Pantry located on the Ken Weber Community Campus. Our pantry is staffed with volunteers who pack carts for clients, help clients outside with their groceries, and stock the pantry as needed. Our operating...

Updated Community Campus Pantry Hours

To better serve our community, we will now have extended hours at our Community Campus Food Pantry located on the Goodwill Campus. Our hours are as follows: Monday & Thursday: 9:15am-2:35pm Tuesday & Wednesday: 9:15am-3:35pm Friday: 9:15am-1:35pm We are closed...



neighbors in need fed each month among our 32 network pantries


backpacks of food for kids provided weekly in 17 schools among 4 local school districts


pounds of food distributed monthly through our pantries and Backpacks for Kids programs

6 million

pounds of food distributed annually through all of our programs


Our organization’s mission and vision is solely focused on our community. All of our programs, the neighbors we serve, and the contributions we receive stay right here in Stark County.




All Saints Temple

1451 Wilbur Allen, Jr. Dr
Canton, OH 44707

Alliance Community Pantry

215 East Market St
Alliance, OH 44601

Believers Assembly Church

131 Church Ave N
Beach City, OH 44608

Canal Fulton Community Cupboard

8101 Manchester Rd NW
Canal Fulton, OH 44614

Canton Friendship Center

2200 Cleveland Ave NW
Canton, OH 44709

Community Drop-In Center

1492 Cherry Ave SE
Canton, OH 44707

Crossroads United Methodist Church

120 Cleveland Ave
Canton, OH 44702

Grace Fellowship

6282 Nave St SW
Canton, OH 44706

Grace United Church of Christ

2300 Cleveland Ave N
Canton, OH 44709

Faith Kitchen

2219 Mahoning Rd NE
Canton, OH 44705

Helping Hands Network

126 S Main St
Waynesburg, OH 44688

John Knox Presbyterian Church

5155 Eastlake St NW
North Canton, OH 44720

Lake Township FISH

934 W Maple St
Hartville, OH 44632

Louisville Community Cupboard

930 Nickelplate St
Louisville, OH 44641

Minerva Community Outreach at St. Paul's

515 E Line St
Minerva, OH 44657

Minerva United Methodist Church

204 N Main St
Minerva, OH 44657

Mount Zion Community Church

2637 Baum St SE
Canton, OH 44707

North Canton Church of Christ

1301 E Maple St
North Canton, OH 44720

Rivertree Christian Church

7373 Portage St NW
Massillon, OH 44646

St. Barbara Catholic Church

2813 Lincoln Way NW
Massillon, OH 44647

St. Joan of Arc

4940 Tuscarawas St W
Canton, OH 44708

Salvation Army of Canton

420 Market Ave S
Canton, OH 44702

Salvation Army of Massillon

315 6th St NE
Massillon, OH 44646

Salvation Army of Minerva

301 Valley St
Minerva, OH 44657

Sherrick Road Church of God

1121 Sherrick Rd SE
Canton, OH 44707

SCHTF Community Campus Pantry

408 9th St SW
Canton, OH 44707

Team Jesus

7096 Hills & Dales Rd NW
Canton, OH 44708

The Summit

1300 Pittsburg Ave
North Canton, OH 44720

The Vine

1544 Vine St
Alliance, OH 44601


Mobile pantry; location varies

Tuslaw Food Pantry (Chapel of the Cross UMC)

14411 Orrville St NW
North Lawrence, OH 44666

Urban Ark Ministries

715 2nd St NE
Canton, OH 44704

Zion Lutheran Church

349 Lindy Ln NW
North Canton, OH 44720


Stark County Hunger Task Force fights hunger in our community by providing financial, logistic, strategic, and food support to our network of local emergency food pantries and Backpack for Kids programs.


We believe our work does more than just provide free groceries to those in need: we ease anxiety, inspire hope, and promote wellness. By alleviating hunger in Stark County, we are building a stronger community.


Since 1981, Stark County Hunger Task Force has helped serve the food-insecure residents of our community. Our organization provides financial, logistical, strategic, and food assistance to a network of over 30 food pantries throughout Stark County.

Jennifer, pantry client

“My work hours have dropped. I am also going through a divorce and [I am] not receiving any support from my children’s father. I am grateful for this [help] as it will ensure my children eat.”

Tonia, pantry client

“My daughter told me about the pantry. I run low on food a lot. [There are] eight of us in the household. I try to come to the pantry twice a month. The staff is always friendly and helpful. I enjoy coming to the pantry knowing I will get extra food items to help my family.”

Rebbeca, pantry client

“I was referred through a friend. I am currently unemployed. I visit once a month. Every time I am here, everyone is very nice [and] very helpful.”

Cassandra, pantry client

“I heard about it [the SCHTF pantry] through a friend. I have three kids and a large family. It helps a lot to have this available. Everyone is very nice and welcoming. I’ve never had a bad time coming here.”

Mary Lou, pantry volunteer

“I am a volunteer [at the SCHTF Community Campus Food Pantry]. I heard about the pantry in the newspaper, called, [and] started that week. I really enjoy my coworkers and bosses. It’s a great working environment. Staff and volunteers are generally agreeable and positive.”