Fundraising - Events

Annual Fund Drive

December 2014-January 2015

Community Harvest is raising money to fight hunger in Stark County with our annual fund drive, a primary source of income for the Community Harvest mission. In Stark County, more than 57,000 of our neighbors in Stark County are currently struggling with food insecurity. That means one in six residents are hungry and one of every four children are not getting enough food to eat. Many of these people rely on Community Harvest to transport food to local hot meal programs and shelters.

Online donations are the fastest and easiest way to help. Click the "Donate" link to contribute using your credit card. Or you can donate with a check. Please make checks payable to: Community Harvest; 4915 Fulton Drive NW, Unit 7; Canton, OH 44718. Visit our Facebook page at Community Harvest of Stark County to view weekly updates regarding how close we are to reaching our target.

Spirit of the Season 5k

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon is hosting their inaugural “Spirit of the Season 5k”. This fun walk/jog/running event will be held at 8:00 am on Sunday, December 14th at the Glen Oak High School track and is free to anyone bringing a canned food item, clothing donation, or a new toy for a child. Registration is available at Unique finisher gifts will be provided to the first 500 to cross the finish line. All food donations will be distributed to The Canton Friendship Center, a participating hot meal program of the Community Harvest mission.

2015 Souper Bowl of Caring

Sunday, December 15, 2014

On or near Super Bowl Sunday, February 1, 2015, several area churches, schools, and civic organizations will collect donations and then give 100% of their collection to Community Harvest. By using this weekend as a time to help the hungry, many youth in our community will learn about the reality of hunger in their own neighborhoods as they turn one of the nation’s universal days of celebration into an opportunity to care for those in need.

Short video clips and additional information can be found at Community Harvest can provide announcements, soup pots, and even volunteers to visit your parish or school and help with the collections. Please feel free to contact Faith Barbato at 330-493-0800 to participate or to gain more information.

Guest Bartending at The Barrel Room

Monday, February 16, 2015

Please join us at the Barrel Room on Monday, February 16th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm for another night of fun and good cheer to benefit Community Harvest. Complimentary culinary delights will be provided by local restaurants in addition to an auction, 50/50, and other great prizes.

Location: 7901 Cleveland Avenue NW; North Canton, OH

Celebrity Cuisine

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Save the date of Tuesday, March 24th for the 23rd Annual Celebrity Cuisine to benefit Community Harvest at the Canton Civic Center from 5:30 – 8:00 pm. Celebrity Cuisine has become known as the “premier happy hour of the season” because of the extraordinary ticket price of just $30. Attendees enjoy unlimited access to appetizers, entrée samples, beer, wine and desserts while listening to live music and bidding on our silent auction. Tickets will be available at The Tri-County Restaurant Association or Community Harvest office in January. Buy your ticket early and avoid long lines at the door!

2nd Annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Post-Race Marathon Party

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Community Harvest has again been chosen as a “non-profit of choice” for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon on Sunday, April 26th and will be the recipients of proceeds from the post-race party at Jerzee’s Bar & Grille. This post-race event will take place from 9:00 am-3:00 pm at Jerzee’s All American Bar & Grille before, after, and during the Marathon. Drink specials including $1 drafts for runners showing their metals, breakfast and lunch specials, DJ Jeff Turk, and a “giving tree” with over $1000 in prizes are just a few of things to look forward to at this post-race celebration. All proceeds from the event and a portion of drink & beverage sales will benefit Community Harvest.

2015 Community Harvest Moon Run

Sunday, October 11, 2015

We have worked hard to establish the Harvest Moon Run as the best trail run in Stark County! Our challenging course, chaperoned kid’s area, grilled food, and post-race bonfires are the top reasons avid runners, new runners, and families alike keep coming back. Save the date of SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2015, for our 4th Annual Harvest Moon Run. Registration and additional information will be available on our website in February.