At Barbco, Incorporated, our family-owned and operated business believes in giving back to our community. We have again partnered with the Stark County Hunger Task Force and support their mission.
A little bit of background on this wonderful organization is in order. Since 1981, the Stark County Hunger Task Force has helped serve the hungry of our community. This organization provides financial, logistical, strategic, and food assistance to a network of over 30 food pantries throughout Stark County. These resources assist our pantries in providing a three-to-five day supply of nutritious, free groceries to families struggling with food insecurity. In 2009, the SCHTF opened its emergency food pantry with the desire to see it act as a safety net to fill any gaps in our food assistance service. The SCHTF pantry is open five days a week thanks to our staff, contracted employees through Mature Services and the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, and many dedicated volunteers who keep it running smoothly.
This year our Barbco Pride collected 257 items weighing it 245 pounds over the holidays and kept at it in January until we beat our inaugural years drive in both number of items and weight of food. We look forward to partnering again with the great team at the Stark County Hunger Task Force.