Your local hunger fighters since 1981

If you require food assistance, we are here to help.
Call 330.455.6667 or click below for more information about our programs.

Become a volunteer.

Volunteers are an essential part of our organization and the fulfillment of our mission. As the need for our services grows, we are always looking for new volunteers for various opportunities.

Make a donation.

Private contributions are our primary means of financial support. For every one dollar donated, we can provide four meals for our neighbors in need. All donations stay in Stark County.



neighbors in need fed each month among our 37 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

We are committed to serving our neighbors in need.

We live here, we work here, and we fight hunger here. All of our programs exist to serve Stark County residents. We are proud to call this community our home. All donations stay right here in Stark County.




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. We live here, we work here, and we are committed to fighting hunger here.

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...

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...