Community Harvest of Stark County
Our delivery is simple. Each day, thousands of pounds of prepared food are discarded. This happens for a number of reasons ? Area restaurants often prepare food ahead that cannot be served by the end of the day. Grocery stores and bakeries have prepared food that exceeds the shelf life. Food festivals, caterers, and banquet halls prepare delicious meals and regularly have food left over. Fortunately, Community Harvest is able to rescue that food through the generosity of volunteers and a specially equipped refrigerated truck. This food is collected on daily routes and then distributed to hot meal sites, churches and organizations who prepare food for the hungry on a regular basis. So, in short, we use a ?common sense? approach of bringing two resources together by rescuing fresh, healthy, prepared food and delivering it to the people and places serving the meals. There is no cost for the food, because it is all donated by area restaurants and food providers.