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Summer Backpack for Kids Program Announced

Stark County Hunger Task Force is pleased to announce the launch of their Summer Backpack for Kids Program. This will be an eleven week program, running every Friday from June 8, 2018-August 17, 2018. Backpack bags will be available every Friday from 9am-2pm at the...

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2018 Hunger at Home: April 2018-June 2018

As the number of individuals and households seeking food assistance continues to rise, the importance of the local, charitable response is more critical than ever. But in order to adequately meet the demand food assistance, and those of our growing food pantry...

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Fairways to Fight Hunger 2018

Tee off on our hunger-fighting team While we choose between a nine iron and a wedge, many of our neighbors are choosing between basic necessities and food. When most families are hungry, they go to a grocery store; for thousands of residents in Stark County who are...

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Spring Into Action 2018!

We are kicking of our annual Hunger at Home Campaign with an agency wide Day of Service on April 4th called "Spring Into Action". "Spring Into Action" serves to mobilize employees from businesses across the county, tackling projects throughout our pantry network....

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November is Hunger Awareness Month

In recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness month, every November, The Stark County Hunger Task Force observes “Hunger Awareness Month,” or H.A.M. for short. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Hunger Awareness Month is a time set aside to focus on...

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Food Fight 2017!

McKINLEY V. MASSILLON Who will collect the most food and win Food Fight 2017? The Pups took the honors the last FIVE years … 2012 / 5,300 meals of 9500 total collected 2013 / 13,284 pounds of 16,727 total collected 2014 / 16,794 pounds of 27,000 total collected 2015...

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Palace/Civic Center Ushering

The SCHTF has wonderful partnerships with the Canton Palace Theatre and the Canton Civic Center to usher their performances, concerts and shows. With every hour of your time, we are able to earn dollars to help battle against local hunger. We have ushered concerts...

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Food For Thought Food Drive: Business Battle!

It's a business battle! Local businesses are going to head to head collecting food for our Backpack For Kids program! We distribute over 1,500 “backpacks” a month, containing weekend meals for children in three Stark County schools. We are looking for area businesses...

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Maureen Tate

    Executive Director Maureen previously served as assistant director of Catholic Charities Serving Portage and Stark Counties, where she was responsible for scheduling, grant writing, fundraising and event programming. She also has worked for the United Way of...

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Fairways to Fight Hunger at Sanctuary Golf Club

Sponsored By: Nexus Gas Transmission Amison Dental Group Eagle Industrial Painting Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems Pro Machine, Inc. Pioneer Financial Services, Inc. Hall of Fame Title Agency, Inc.  Tee off on our hunger-fighting team While we choose between a...

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2017 Hunger at Home Campaign- April-June 2017

As the number of individuals and households seeking food assistance continues to rise, the importance of the local, charitable response is more critical than ever. But in order to adequately meet the demand food assistance, and those of our growing food pantry...

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Double Your Donation in February!

Donations to Stark County Hunger Task force Beat Hunger Drive matched in February Matching funds double donations in February to help Stark County Hunger Task Force “Beat Hunger” in Stark County. A generous donor will match all donations up to $6,000, which means...

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Volunteer for our Backpack for Kids Program

Our Backpack for Kids Program is starting up and we need your help! Beginning September 14th and every Wednesday after from 12-1pm, we need 6-8 volunteers to come into our offices and help us stuff bags for the program. If you are interested in volunteering your time...

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A Letter From The Executive Director

January 4, 2017 Dear Friends and SCHTF Supporters, My journey with the Stark County Hunger Task Force (SCHTF) began in 2012.  As the years passed, the organization grew in many aspects:  its support to our pantries, in the amount of pantries in our network, the...

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#GivingTuesday with SCHTF!

Join us on Tuesday, November 29th for #GivingTuesday at BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse! Raise money for fighting hunger while filling your belly! Enjoy delicious food in a fun atmosphere along with your family and friends while earning funds in support of the Stark...

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November = Hunger Awareness Month

In recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness month, every November, The Stark County Hunger Task Force observes "Hunger Awareness Month," or HAM for short. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Hunger Awareness Month is a time set aside to focus on gratitude,...

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