Thanksgiving Baskets Downtown is a 501(c)(3) that unites faith communities and civic organizations in Canton, Ohio, to support the underserved population with food at Thanksgiving. It has served the Stark County community for nearly 30 years, with 1200 households typically served each year. If you are able to make a monetary or food donation, run a food drive to support this project, or volunteer, please see below for address and details, see this year's brochure (link), or contact us. Further details will be available later this summer.
Saturday, October 12
9am - 1pm, 5 Sites:
Late Registration: Saturday, October 19 - Two Sites:
Limit of one registration per address (Stark County residents only). You must register in person (no phone registration). Bring proof of your current address and a photo ID.
In-person registration on one of these two days is usually a very quick process, and is required to received a basket on November 23.
Saturday, November 23, 2019
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
425 Cleveland Ave. SW
Canton OH 44702
Registration required to receive basket - see details above.
Food Unloading: Oct 29 and 30
Food Sorting: Nov 5 and 6
Food Bagging: Nov 18-20
Set-up: Nov 22
Distribution Day: Nov 23
We are grateful for our volunteers - in order to value your time, advance sign-up is required of all volunteers. We ask you to sign up online using the link above - will be active this Fall.
If you have trouble signing up online, please contact us.
If you would like to make a monetary contribution, large or small, it will positively impact our downtown neighbors in need. Thanksgiving Baskets Downtown is a 501(c)3 charitable organization and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by tax law. Checks may be made payable to Thanksgiving Baskets Downtown and mailed to:
Thanksgiving Baskets Downtown
P. O. Box 8032
Canton, OH 44711
The faith communities, schools, and organizations below also run food drives to support this project.
If you are interested in running a food drive, please see this year's brochure and contact us.
About Thanksgiving Baskets Downtown
Thanksgiving Baskets Downtown is a collaborative project.
Some of the many religious and civic partners involved are:
St. Paul's Episcopal
St. Anthony/All Saints Catholic
St. Michael’s Catholic Church and School
Islamic Society of NE Ohio
St. Mark’s Episcopal
New Life Episcopal
New Vision UCC
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Church of the Covenant
Crossroads United Methodist
Canton City Lutheran
Baha'is of Canton
Stark Social Workers Network
J. Babe Stearn Community Center
Rabbi Jon Adland
Hon. Richard Reinbold
Planning Committee Chair
St. Michael Catholic Church