One of the best parts of being involved with StarkFresh is seeing the difference it's making. It's not all words and hope, impacts are actually being made through its mobile grocery market, new grocery store, and other projects. I can't speak higher about this organization and the good it is doing for it's community.
I am completely disabled and Starkfesh is great with easy access for my wheelchair. My wife is able to push me through while I hold the basket and choose which fruits and vegetables I would like to eat during the week. I never know what the meal plan will be before rolling in because each trip will bring new specials in and it always makes me feel like one of those fancy chefs going to a farmers market to get fresh produce to come up with a new dish for the day.
The people are friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. They make it a delight to come in every week.
What a diverse and energetic asset to our community- providing vital services, information and inspiring us to all do more. Most recently, they've opened a grocery store in a community with no access to fresh, healthy foods. So needed, so appreciated and so encouraging in these transformative times. Thanks StarkFresh!!
I’ve been getting produce from the Stark Fresh Mobile market for several years. My grandson and I go every week to the apartment building where my mom lived before she passed away. It’s a real treat for the residents to get fresh produce right outside their door. My grandson loves to interact with the workers and pick our produce for the week. This is an amazing service for the residents of Canton.
I got involved in this nonprofit organization To help people in need. Love the new grocery store downtown
While I've only worked with StarkFresh for a few months, I can honestly say that they live up to their mission and vision statements to create realistic pathways out of poverty. Rather than just providing short-term solutions to systemic issues, StarkFresh takes on the challenge each day to confront, dismantle, and eradicate existing systems that push the people of Stark County further into poverty. The staff is doing everything in their power to make StarkFresh a community resource that is available to all, and they all have amazing, innovative programs to address the issues of poverty, hunger, and inequality. I highly recommend volunteering, working, or supporting this organization in any way you can!
Amazing Mission! Working to reach people in a way that allows them to embrace where they are and make changes to better themselves. Outside the box thinking! This is not your normal non-profit. Check them out and support these valuable causes. Want to really know how to fight hunger? Get involved with Stark Fresh. Eye opening
The energy and commitment poured into making this nonprofit a success is unmeasurable. If you are truly interested in changing the trajectory of poverty, reach outside of your comfort zone and see what is really going on at StarkFresh.
This group of young people are hardworking and dedicated to their mission and well being of the individuals they serve. They are constantly strategizing to finds ways to lessen the burden of others in the community. Observing their progress over the summer months to achieve their goal of the mobile grocery market and most recently the grocery on cherry street which also provides access to healthy foods for low income individuals is remarkable. I strongly feel this organization will impact many lives very positively in the upcoming years. I am looking forward to their next project to help battle hunger and poverty in Stark County.
Stark Fresh has brought to life innovated thinking and action to create access to nutritious food for a disenfranchised population within the Greater Canton community. With the opening of its new micro-grocery store, residents now have the opportunity to purchase fresh produce and meat in a safe and properly sanitized environment opposed to shopping at neighborhood gas stations. Stark Fresh is one of the community champions of the year!
StarkFresh is an organization with a mission that anyone should want to support. They truly align their actions with their vision for the Canton community and that is something to be respected. They have touched so many lives through their efforts and will continue to do so with support from the local community. I definitely recommend and support the great work they do.
Working with this organization has been one of the most eye opening experiences of my life. StarkFresh is a boots on the ground, honest and authentic organization who really does its’ best to help our community. From feeding people to educating the masses, StarkFresh members work diligently to reach our community members from every touch point.
StarkFresh is not just another organization treating the symptoms of food insecurity, they are part of the solution to ending it. After years of volunteering with StarkFresh I have witnessed the organization transition from providing education to alleviate hunger within the community, to providing a solution of sustainability, in the form of a grocery store. I look forward to watching as StarkFresh continues to grow.
StarkFresh is such a passionate organization with tireless leaders. They have gathered a group who share huge hearts and want only the healthiest food options for the community. There are so many ways they work to reach people throughout the community and have worked so hard to make fresh, healthy food accessible by taking it to areas or opening their doors for everyone. Their teaching opportunities have also provided ways to help people learn how to grow their own food, which is another level of commitment to the community. They are an amazing asset to our area.
StarkFresh does the work that everyone should be doing in a community that they care about. The projects that StarkFresh carries out effects everyone in Canton--whether residents know it or not. From the mobile markets that serve a large swath of an underserved population to the urban farm projects that allow kids and adults to gain skills as well as see where food comes from, the work being done at StarkFresh has never ending benefits for the community.
StarkFresh does amazing work in the area on a very limited budget, addressing a variety of food, nutrition and economic development issues through very creative solutions. Good quality food is brought to elderly people, those who are mobility challenged and individuals in areas suffering from food apartheid at a fair price on the mobile grocery. Three urban farms provide fresh produce for the mobile grocery and other locations, as well as a multitude of training and teaching programs. Land at the Cooperative Farm is also used by urban farmers and beekeepers in a mutually beneficial symbiosis. The new Food Justice Campus, in downtown Canton offers a shared use commercial kitchen, shared use office space, community space and will soon include a grocery store. Work is underway on a supermarket in SE Canton, that will serve an area that has been deprived of quality food at a fair price for decades. Other projects in the works include Suppertime Meals, a flavorful, nutrient dense, ready to heat meal that can be purchased by individuals or institutions. In addition to addressing food related issues, StarkFresh is working to create multiple new jobs and opens the doors for local entrepreneurs to begin their business journeys. StarkFresh does so much for so many in the area, "tackling causes of hunger by creating realistic pathways out of poverty".
StarkFresh does an incredible job of providing produce and sustainable food resources to those in food deserts in Stark County. A great cause to support!
Proud to be a volunteer of this awesome organization that continues to innovate and educate ways to combat systematic poverty and provide equitable food access throughout Stark County. Check out #StarkFresh
The best place to buy fresh produce. StarkFresh's mission is to improve Healthy Food access throughout Stark County. Thank you for all you do to enhance community development in the City of Canton.
Tom and his team have been delivering fruit to us every month at the end of the month. They are always on time and the produce is always delicious. We can't thank them enough for all the hard work they do at StarkFresh.
Several of us have also volunteered at StarkFresh and we are so impressed with the great things that have been put in place.
StarkFresh has opened up opportunities for the students that we serve. This opportunity has given them a chance to engage in learning and vocational skill building activities. We are so thankful!!!
You won’t find a nonprofit in the county doing more good work with fewer resources. We don’t pretend that hunger isn’t directly linked to poverty, and we don’t pretend that throwing tax dollars and canned goods at the poverty problem will solve hunger. Educate yourself as to what really destroyed the once-thriving neighborhoods of Stark County and get involved with how we plan to restore these neighborhoods to their former glory. It’s going to take hard work and honest conversations, and that’s what we are all about.
StarkFresh provides a wonderful service to our community by bridging the gap so that otherwise "food deserts" are able to have access to fresh vegetables and fruits plus other foods at extremely affordable prices. The dedication that Tom and Teresa have to this community and the passion they bring to this organization is to be admired; they continually look for ways to improve and expand this organization while always taking into account the needs of the community. Thank you, Tom and Teresa!
Starkfresh is a great organization, filling a real need in the Stark County area. In addition to an urban teaching farm, they distribute fresh fruits and vegetables to seniors and those in food deserts. The energy and passion of the staff is wonderful to see!
When Thorne's closed we lost the only way to shop for fresh food. Having a StarkFresh stop near my home each week helped me be able to afford to eat healthier and get back on my diet.
The StarkFresh Veggie Mobile was a lifesaver for me and my family. Being able to afford healthy food for our family of 5 is an increasing struggle for us. Being able to have my Direction card matched so I could purchase more food with it was a godsend.
StarkFresh continues to be a leader in the local food system in Stark County, OH. Their dedication to look at the larger picture and work with others to tackle all areas of the food supply is quite impressive.
StarkFresh is doing amazing work in this community, providing access to healthy, locally-grown food to those who need it most. I'm so proud to be involved with this organization!
The best place to get produce during the summer months without breaking the bank. Love, love, love StarkFresh.
StarkFresh leads initiatives in our community that bring fresh food and access to Stark County. Their mobile market, urban farming and extensive seed library are just a few of the projects that bring awareness and action to food insecurity. Tom and Teresa are passionate leaders that have brought a nonprofit leading change for our community.
What an excellent idea! You can tell the workers and volunteers really pour their hearts into brining food to food deserts.
I really loved the 5k Turtle Crawl.
It brought people into one of the food deserts, that they were unaware of.
I also donated a relaxation basket, that was well received.
Keep up the good work!
Stark Fresh are truly out there trying to make a real difference in my community.not just handshakes, candy and thumbs up to every passerby. This community has alot of malnourished children and even adults and stark fresh is out there every day pushing forward and helping the community. I'm proud that I've help in any small way that I can
StarkFresh is always doing innovative things to make Canton better. They're a small team of 2 + Americorps volunteers, so their output is incredible. From their urban teaching farms to their veggie mobiles to their Better Blocks and community grocery store development, they're making real change in Stark County.
Innovative and impactful! StarkFresh is a small but strong nonprofit in Canton, addressing a big issue in creative ways.
Bringing fresh produce to those that would not otherwise be able enjoy these items. GREAT CONCEPT.
I enjoyed going to the veggie mobile, it was the best part. Logan was a very nice and helpful.
StarkFresh has such a positive presence in the community.
Love the veggie mobile it is great to be able to go and get fruit and veggies and know their from local farmers
The mobile market brings a smile to everyone's face that uses it!
Although I do not live in the area served by Stark Fresh I really believe in the mission of bringing fresh food to urban food deserts and teaching homeowners how to garden and produce fresh veggies for their families much as I do in my own raised beds. To help with the goals of Stark Fresh a group of fiber artists who raise fiber animals save wool . llama and alpaca fiber that is not up to standard for fiber processing and I take it to the Stark Fresh greenhouse location to be recycled as bedding mulch and erosion control for new gardens.
I've seen first hand how wonderful the employees and volunteers are...they are passionate about what they do and it's for a really great cause!
As co-chair for the Stark County Library Seed Bank StarkFresh has donated seeds to our free Seed bank so that others can experience the fun of gardening and pride in growing your own food! Also StarkFresh donated seed potatoes for the Downtown Canton Community garden on 5th St. NW which everyone loved! Thank you StarkFresh
What I like most about StarkFresh is their ability to listen to the needs of the community, and create or adapt their programming to address those needs. They focus on helping provide meaningful solutions to the food insecurity issues throughout Stark County, OH. My favorite program that they have is their Mobile Grocery Market program where they deliver fresh produce and other grocery staples right to the door of those who need it most. They see to have a real drive to help their community, and not exploit or try to benefit for themselves. StarkFresh is one of the most selfless groups I have had the pleasure to encounter. They truly are a gem for our community.
StarkFresh does an incredible job of getting produce to individuals who have limited access to fresh food. Looking forward to watching this organization grow and the positive impact it will have for my community.
StarkFresh teaches gardening and cooking skills, reclaim unused land to grow food and distribute food to inner city residents. They are a great group to work with.
My mother was very disappointed that she did not get her coupons this year. She had them before and she didn't get them. We called and left messages to sign her up. No one returned the phone calls. Sad part about it is that in previous years at the Massillon's farmer market I have seen people selling the coupons for money and they had stacks of coupons. When we asked about it they said they gave them out through a lottery system. We have friends in Cuyahoga county who go the coupons this year and they had no problems and no lottery system.
StarkFresh is able to provide me and my family with fresh vegetables at really low prices. They also take my snap card and give me free vegetables. I am so grateful to have them in my neighborhood.