Fundraising - Events

2016 – 2017 Annual Fund Drive

November and December 2016

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 for food to eat.

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.

Amazon Smile

November and December

The holidays are approaching and offer a simple way to support Community Harvest. AmazonSmile is an easy and automatic way for you to support Community Harvest every time you shop at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Community Harvest from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. Those dollars add up quickly! AmzonSmile customers who selected Community Harvest provided over 3000 meals last year.

Mission Possible

Saturday, February 4, 2017

SAVE THE DATE! On February 4, 2017, the Stark County Medical Society and Stark County Medical Society Auxiliary will team up again for their annual fundraiser, “Mission Possible.” The theme of this year’s fundraiser will be Casino Royale - a night of dinner, auctions, and of course, Casino style gaming. Community Harvest was selected as one three non-profit agencies to receive proceeds from this year’s event and will be joined in good company by PAL Mission and K9’s for Warriors. More information and tickets will be announced on our website and Facebook page very soon.

2016 Souper Bowl of Caring

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Community Harvest has been participating in the “Souper Bowl of Caring” since 2001. Souper Bowl of Caring is a national movement that began on Super Bowl Sunday in 1988 in South Carolina when Pastor Brad Smith shared a simple prayer, “Lord, as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those who are without a bowl of soup to eat.” Originally a youth-based program, now people of all ages have collected more than $50 million through the Souper Bowl of Caring to benefit local charities.

On or near Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, 2017, several area churches, schools, and civic organizations will again 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 Crush House at Gervasi Vineyard

Monday, February 20, 2017

Our guest bartending events have become a crowd favorite! Please join Community Harvest from 5:00-8:00 pm on President’s Day, Monday, February 20, 2017 at The Crush House at Gervasi Vineyard (1700 – 55th Street NE) for a night of fun and good cheer to benefit Community Harvest.

Whether you have the day off to relax or plan on joining us after work, drink and food specials, prizes, and our famous giving tree will add excitement to your President’s Day plans!

25th Annual Celebrity Cuisine

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Canton Civic Center

Food enthusiasts from all over NE Ohio will enjoy a feast of local flavors including unlimited access to appetizers, entrée samples, beer, wine, and desserts while listening to live music by Ryan Humbert and bidding on our silent auction. We are keeping all of the great things you loved about our event last year including more seating on the main floor and stage, new food vendors, and an enormous “giving tree” with larger prizes including a special jewelry item valued at $1500!

You won’t want to miss the most talked about “biggest and best happy hour in town.” For only $30/ticket, Celebrity Cuisine tickets make the perfect gift for friends and family. Tickets will be available by December 10th in time for your holiday gift giving at the Tri-County Restaurant Association (330-499-7007) or Community Harvest office (330-493-0800)