Unfortunately, one in four children in Stark County is not sure where their next meal will come from. Find local organizations dedicated to providing access to food and nutrition for youth of all ages. Whether you are looking for a local hot meal program or need help applying for public food assistance, resources are available.
For public food assistance, contact Stark County Job & Family Services. You can determine your eligibility and apply for benefits directly over the phone.
According to Stark County Job & Family Services, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly food stamps, is a monthly payment for eligible individuals and families to purchase groceries. Benefits come in the form of a plastic Ohio Direction Card, which can be used at participating stores.