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ThinkBIG : A Community Conversation on Environment & Public Space

October 25, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Join StarkFresh for a THINKBIG community conversation centered on Food.

Topic: Environment & Public Space
Friday, October 25 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Hosted by StarkFresh
Facilitated by Derek Gordon
StarkFresh Food Justice Campus, 321 Cherry Avenue NE, Canton, Ohio 44702
RSVP today! Seats are limited.

THINKBIG is a day of county-wide community conversations. Organized by Stark Community Foundation and Strengthening Stark, the inaugural event is designed to give residents a voice and bring people together to brainstorm solutions to community needs while celebrating the good in Stark County. Anyone who lives, works, learns and plays in Stark County is encouraged to attend. Learn more at www.thinkbigstark.com.

This conversation is one of several being held at StarkFresh’s Food Justice Campus. Please sign up to attend the conversation using the eventbrite link below.

* Please note. Parking and entrance is on 4th St NE. Park on street and follow the signage through the fenced-in courtyard into the Community Room/ Kitchen entrance.

Here are more details regarding the overall event.

Stark Community Foundation is teaming up with Strengthening Stark on Friday, October 25 to host THINKBIG: a day of community conversations. The inaugural, county-wide event aims to bring residents together to find real solutions to real problems while celebrating the good in our community.

An ideal THINKBIG conversation is a small group of 6-10 people discussing one of the following hot-button topics:

Arts & Culture
Community Improvement
Drug & Alcohol Addiction
Employment & Entrepreneurship
Entertainment & Recreation
Environment & Public Space
Healthcare & Medicine
Mental Health

With the sobering reality of the key findings in the Strengthening Stark Report, our goal is to stop the decline of our population; attract, retain and grow local businesses; provide our working residents reasons to stay local; and increase educational opportunities for all.

By bringing residents together to have open, thoughtful discussions about what makes our community special and share ideas of how we can meet societal needs, we can strengthen and improve Stark County together. We want to hear from our community—people from all walks of life especially neighbors who have been through hardships; have had family members and friends experience the fight with mental illness, substance abuse, hunger and homelessness. We believe real life experience will lead to real solutions.


Warehouse District – Canton
Strengthening Stark
Stark Community Foundation
Derek Gordon


Food Justice Campus
321 Cherry Ave NE
Canton, Ohio 44702
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