Welcome to our Calendar of Events.
Please join us on Monday, September 28th as we offer a special screening of a powerful hunger documentary film, A Place at the Table, unveiling the explosion of hunger in our country and by extension, in our own community- Stark County.
With the partnership of the Canton Palace Theatre, Newstalk 1480/WHBC, and Mix 94.1, we are excited to bring you a screening of “A Place at the Table,” a documentary about America’s hunger epidemic. Featuring appearances from notable figures such as actor Jeff Bridges, chef Tom Colicchio, and journalist/activist Raj Patel, it has received praise from critics and ordinary viewers alike since appearing at the 2012 Sundance film Festival. For a $5.00 donation, you get more than a ticket and a life-changing and educational film — you can place up to 35 pounds of food into hungry hands. We are also pleased to announce that when you dine at Basil Asian Bistro, located adjacent to the Palace Theatre, 10% of your sales will donated to fight local hunger.
About The Film
50 Million Americans—1 in 4 children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat. In a riveting journey that will change forever how you think about the hungry, A Place at the Table shows how the issue could be solved forever, once the American public decides—as they have in the past—that ending hunger is in the best interests of us all.
- “POWERFUL. More than an eye-opening portrayal of hunger in America, it’s also a call to action.” -Boston Globe
- “A film that should make you furious.” -Huffington Post
- “A Place at the Table forcefully makes the case that hunger has serious economic, social and cultural implications for the nation.” – Julie Makinen, LA Times
- “The film explains with devastating simplicity why so many go hungry in a country with more than enough food to go round.” -London Evening Standard
Join us On November 7th at the beautiful Joseph Saxton Gallery for the 3rd Annual Palette2Palate!
Palette2Palate is the Stark County Hunger Task Force’s annual charity art exhibition and auction for hunger. Feed your belly and your conscience — you can fight hunger while enjoying music, delicious food, craft beverages, and performances by members of the Canton Ballet as well as perusing the art of talented local photographers, painters, and potters. They have graciously donated their work to be displayed and offered for purchase in both live and silent auctions—you can take home an original piece that very evening, knowing that your purchase directly helps those in need!
The live auction will be conducted by Mr. Rodney Dimmerling, with the assistance Palace Theatre organist Jay Spencer. Heavy appetizers will be provided by Bill and Mary’s Creative Catering, and Kat’s Bake Shoppe will also be there with amazing desserts. Each ticket holder will receive three tickets for complimentary beverages when they check in at the event. This wonderful event is made possible with the support of our sponsors. Thank you to Stewart Photography, Mercy Medical Center, Anheuser-Busch Sales of Canton, Levin Furniture, Canton Chair Rental, Pinnacle Press, A Studio Photography and Kat’s Bake Shoppe.
Purchase your tickets beginning Wednesday, 8/12 at the discounted pre-sale price of $50. After October 31st, the price will be $55.