Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. We rely on the service of our community members to help in the fight against hunger. As the need for our services grows, we are always looking for new volunteers. If you would like to volunteer your time and talents, we have plenty of service opportunities to choose from. Several of our regular volunteer opportunities are detailed further on this page, but the possibilities are many and the need is high. To join our hunger fighting team, give us a call at the office or fill out the Volunteer Application Form by clicking the orange button below — we’d love to have you on board!

Volunteer Interest Form

10410357_10152981175194553_757958825192236853_n Have you gone to a show, film, or other event at the Canton Palace Theatre? Then you’ve seen our volunteers! We volunteer as ushers and ticket-takers for the Palace, and in return for those services, we receive a donation for each volunteer per hour.

For upcoming usher opportunities, check out our calendar, and don’t forget you can also see future events at the the Canton Palace Theater website.

Interested in becoming an SCHTF Palace Usher? Please contact our usher coordinator, Marie Sumser, who can be reached via email at: msumser@hotmail.com.

Pantry and Backpack for Kids Program
There are a number of duties which pantry volunteers perform, including distributing groceries, stocking shelves, loading and unloading trucks, accepting and sorting food donations, pantry clean-up, and registering visitors through our computer system.

General hours for volunteers mirror our pantry hours, and are as follows:

Mondays: 9am to 4pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 9am to 2pm
Fridays: 9am to 5pm

Since there are 32 food pantries in our network, we can also help you find which pantry is the best fit for you, so don’t hesitate to ask!

Special Events
Are you gifted with event planning and/or management skills? Then we could use your help! Maybe you’re just looking to lend a hand on the big day, and that’s great too. If you’re interest in helping plan, check out some of our annual events in the list below. Make sure to specify your interest on our volunteer application so we can follow up with you, and even add you to the Stark Hunger E-News — that way you’ll always up-to-date on our event needs.

Fairways to Fight Hunger Golf Outing (May)
Food for the People Car Raffle (Summer-Fall)
Palette2 Palate Art Auction (October)