Fundraising - Events

2015 – 2016 Annual Fund Drive

November and December 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 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.

2016 Souper Bowl of Caring

Sunday, February 7, 2016

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 7, 2016, 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 15, 2016

Join Community Harvest on President’s Day, Monday, February 15, 2016 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. Guest bartenders Kathy Krohn and Joe Borawski will be taking orders from guests from 5:00-6:30 pm, followed by Michael Barbato and Brian Abbey from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

24th Annual Celebrity Cuisine

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Canton Civic Center

Extend your St. Patty’s day celebration to include Celebrity Cuisine on Tuesday, March 15th! 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 1st in time for your holiday gift giving at the Tri-County Restaurant Association (330-499-7007) or Community Harvest office (330-493-0800)

2016 Annual Dinner & Steak Fry

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Varian Orchards

As an effort to express our appreciation to the numerous volunteers, food donors, participating sites, and caring contributors who provide valuable resources and much appreciated services to our program, the Community Harvest Staff and Board of Directors host an Annual Appreciation Dinner each June. Save the date of Thursday, June 16th from 5:30 – 9:00 pm at Varian Orchards in East Canton. Attendees will have an opportunity to enjoy a scenic trolley ride throughout the scenic orchards, play cornhole, and enjoy a delicious steak dinner with baked potato, salad, dessert and assorted beverages including beer, wine, water, and lemonade for one low ticket price. Tickets information will be available on the website in April.

SCMS Golf Outing to Benefit Community Harvest
15th Annual Stark Medical Society Golf Outing to Benefit Community Harvest

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Remember how much fun you had at the 2015 Stark County Medical Society Golf Outing to benefit Community Harvest? Save the date of Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in your calendars, because SCMS is partnering with Community Harvest again to make 2016 our best outing ever! Check back for updates in April.

2016 5th Annual Harvest Moon Run

Sunday, October 9, 2016
Varian Orchards

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 9, 2016, for our 5th Annual Harvest Moon Run. Check back for updates regarding incentives for runners returning for 5 consecutive years and special “Early-Early Bird Discounts” for participants who register prior to May 1, 2016. On-line registration will be open by February 1st at