Food Rescue Program
Helping Relieve Hunger in Stark County
A Message to Our Community
Community Harvest is a mission that people have been counting on to help those less fortunate in Stark County for since 1989. The effectiveness of our mission is what recently awarded us the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Accreditation.
Food Waste: 40% of all food produced in the US is thrown out, and household food waste alone adds up to $43 billion, making it a serious economic and environmental problem.
Hunger in Stark County: 2011 marked a dramatic increase in the number of food deprived children living in Stark County. It is estimated that one in five children under the age of 18 in Ohio are experiencing food insecurity.
Community Harvest has been addressing food waste and hunger in Stark County for 25 years by using a "common sense" approach of bringing two resources together. We rescue fresh, healthy, prepared food and deliver it to the people and places serving the meals. There is no cost for the food, because it is all donated by area restaurants and food providers. Last year, Community Harvest rescued $1.5 Million in food and delivered approximately 950,000 meals to our hungry neighbors in Stark County. This is an astonishing number for a paid staff of only one and twenty incredible volunteers!