What motivates or inspires you to better the community? The people! Stark County has the most amazing people. Whether it’s the pantry and Backpack volunteers I interact with at Stark County Hunger Task Force or my fellow North Canton Jaycees, the energy and drive they have to create positive change in the community inspires me to dive in, do more and find solutions. Our people are the greatest asset we have in our community.
Allyson Bussey embraces the role of being Stark County’s cheerleader. As the president of Visit Canton, Bussey uses her energetic personality, her love of history, marketing and people, as well as her more than 15 years in the travel and tourism industry, to be Stark County’s megaphone for all places, people and attractions that lure tourists to visit Stark County and may encourage residents to explore more of their hometown.
Every month, an average of 28,000 people visit one of the more than 30 pantries that’s part of the network of the Stark County Hunger Task Force. They represent less than half of the people who live in hunger here.
This is the second year of the annual Cupcakes and Cocktails event organized by Abby Salvino, owner of Salvino Dolci Bakery. This event was created as a fun way to celebrate and raise money for the Stark County Hunger Task Force.
For one in six of Stark County residents and one in four Stark County children, this is the reality of many nights throughout the year, numbers that are greater than the average in Ohio and nationwide.
The Repository Select Rite Aid Stores Spee-D Foods Buehler's Fresh Foods Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations Aultman Hospital Gift Shop Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations News Depot Avenue Arts Marketplace Yum Yum Tree Alliance Grapes in a Glass