Stephanie Sweany is the Assistant Director at Stark County Hunger Task Force where she has been for 3 1/2 years. Part of her duties include the Backpack for Kids Program, Senior Box Program, and volunteer management and development. Stephanie is a 2005 graduate of Kent State University and is a proud Golden Flash. Stephanie is involved in her community in other ways: as a tour guide for Canton Food Tours and the First Ladies Library; as Vice President of the Kent Alumni Association-Stark County Chapter; and as founder of the Canton Kindness Coalition. 
 
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Stark County Hunger Task Force has been fighting hunger in Stark County since 1981. SCHTF fights food insecurity through a county wide network or emergency food pantries, an onsite pantry, Backpack for Kids programs, and senior box programs. Our services have become more important than ever as more and more of our neighbors are feeling the financial burden of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have adjusted our services to meet the needs of our community and of our volunteers throughout 2020. November is Hunger Awareness Month, a month where we spotlight our programs and volunteers, and bring awareness to the ever growing issue of food insecurity in Stark County.