The reality is that nearly 13 million children in the United States don’t have consistent access to nutritious food. Food is needed for an active and healthy life. The child food insecurity rate in Portage, Stark, and Summit County is 20 percent, or roughly 6,350 children in Portage County, 14,410 in Stark County, and 22,570 children in Summit County. We can do more! Check out some ways below to roll up your sleeves and take a swing at hunger.

1 out of 5

children experience hunger


As little as

$50 a year

can feed one hungry child

 in northeast Ohio

The rate of food-insecure children
under age 18 in  Portage County is


Ways to Spread the Word

There are many ways to donate to the Ben Curtis Family Foundation that don’t involve financial support. In-kind donations help us in our fight against childhood hunger. Learn more about giving back by giving a gift.

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Let us spread the word at your next event

We can speak at your next event to help spread the word about the work we’re doing at BCFF, or we can partner with you to benefit from fundraising efforts.

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Be the first to know about our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities when you subscribe to our newsletter. And then forward it to your friends and family!

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Connect with us on social media

Connect with us on social media to share our posts and tweets with your network. Or create your own and use the hashtag #TakingASwingAtHunger.

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Spread the word by word of mouth

We may be in the digital age but the most effective way to spread the word is through word of mouth! Tell your friends and family about the work we’re doing at BCFF.

Get in Touch

We can all play a part in ending childhood hunger for good. Get in touch with our team to get started.