About MCTV's Organization of the Month
Charitable behavior can lead to psychological, spiritual, and emotional well-being benefits for the giver. Besides helping the community and being a part of a greater good, charitable donations are tax deductible, can give you a sense of purpose and can help keep you informed about issues of social injustice. Each month, MCTV highlights two local non-profit organizations. We have donation boxes set up in our lobbies and have information on our websites about each charity, along with links to their respective websites. MCTV’s commitment to charitable causes creates new ways for you to find, learn about, and support local charities. We try to make a bigger difference in the causes you care about the most and become partners with the organizations in order to bring about change. Donate with confidence to these organizations. They are low-risk organizations, have targeted goals, function with good governance and have transparency policies. To learn more, visit our community involvement page.
MCTV is pleased to recognize The Stark County Hunger Task Force (SCHTF) as our Community Organization of the Month. Please join us in thanking them for their efforts to improve the quality of life in Stark County. You can support them financially at our office or online at http://www.starkhunger.org.
About the Stark County Hunger Task Force
Founded in 1981, The Stark County Hunger Task Force (SCHTF) began as a group of neighbors helping those in their community unable to provide adequate food for themselves and their families. Thirty-three years later, local hunger persists, but so does the SCHTF.
15.3 percent of Stark County residents lack reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food, including 1 in every 4 children and 10 percent of seniors. They worry about how to afford enough food for their families, skip or cut meals when there isn’t enough, and even struggle to choose between paying heating or medical bills and buying groceries.
Today, the Stark County Hunger Task Force continues to respond, serving 27,000 of our hungry neighbors every month. The SCHTF fights hunger in our community by providing financial, logistic, strategic, and food support to our network of more than 30 local emergency food pantries across the county, and is constantly engaged in fundraising and awareness building activities.
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, generosity, and education.
This November, SCHTF is speaking out on hunger, and all Stark County residents are invited to join in, because fighting hunger is not just about food pantries or the 3-5 day supply of free groceries they supply. By alleviating hunger in Stark County, we are building a stronger community.
- Volunteer your time and talents at one of our pantries or with one of our events. Fill our our volunteer contact form at www.starkhunger.org/volunteer today.
- Host a food drive with your school, workplace, church, local civic group, or anywhere you can collect donations. Contact Ralph Norton at 330-455-6667 ext. 144 to set up a food drive.
- Donate non-perishables from your cupboards. The downtown Canton office, Suite 1637, in the Community Campus at Goodwill Monday from 9am to 4pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9am until 2pm, and Friday from 9am until 5pm. If you have a large donation, call SCHTF at 330-455-6667, and we will pick it up and deliver it to a Stark County pantry.
- Become a monetary donor. For every 1 dollar donated, the SCHTF can put up to 7 pounds of food onto pantry shelves. Visit www.starkhunger.org/donate to learn more.
Thank you for helping us support the Stark County Hunger Task Force!
Stark County Hunger Task Force
Suite 1367, 408 9th St. SW
Canton, OH 44707