"Serving Christ in the heart of the community by creating a safe haven and center for learning as well as providing for the spiritual and physical needs of the community" is the Mission Statement for Canton Calvary Mission.
Canton Calvary Mission is located in NE Canton, one of the poorest areas in Stark County. Many of the people living in the area are victims of plant closures, employers moving out of the area and the out-sourcing of jobs. Some of the folks have lived in generational poverty, while others are finding themselves in a new situation. The Mission seeks to serve these folks in need through its programs including a Food Pantry, Hot Meals twice a week, free haircuts, tutoring, a children's art program and much more.
Explore this website to find out about our programs and how to volunteer with us.
PROVIDING FOR THE SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL NEEDS
OF THE COMMUNITY.
Canton Calvary Mission provides a number of services in the community.
Through the Pantries, Hot Meals, Direct Distribution, Backpacks for Kids, After-School snacks, and Kids' Summer Meals, we distributed 362,822 pounds of food in 2018.
Free Meals: Wed. Lunch & Sat. Supper Program
Food Pantry: Every Wed., 1st Sat. & 3rd Thur. of each month - We Serve 6,753 Households of 21,188 people.
Direct Food Distribution: First Monday of the Month - Produce & non-perishables provided by the Food Bank.
Free Haircuts: 1st Saturday of the month.
One-On-One Tutoring Programs: Reading Tuesdays & Thursdays - Math Mondays & Wednesdays.
Calvary Learning & Arts: 8-week summer program Grades K-12.
Raised Bed Gardens: Planted and tended by the kids programs
After-School At Risk Snack Program: Sept. - May - CACFP Program.
Backpacks For Kids: Weekend meal program each Friday all year for ages 1 - high school seniors.