Support the Initiative


Ways You Can Serve With Stark Blessing Box Initiative:

Donate Food and Essentials to a Box

The simplest and easiest way to support SBBI and our community is to donate non-perishable foods and other non-food essentials.

You are welcome to place items into any box at any time. If you have more than a few items to contribute at a given time, you may want to arrange a time to deliver items to us and we will distribute them as we know boxes have need.

Non-Perishable Food Items

Canned Items

Preferably with pull tops.

  • Fruit
  • Soup
  • Ravioli/pasta of any kind
  • Meat (tuna, salmon, chicken, dried beef, etc)
  • Pasta sauce
  • Sloppy joe sauce

Dry Goods

  • Cereal
  • Side dishes
  • Seasonings and seasoning mixes
  • Hamburger or tuna helper
  • Condiments – any and all

Portioning Supplies

We will take any and all sizes of bags: snack, sandwich, quart or gallon.

In the event we are given bulk quantities of an item, we prefer to break it into smaller quantities in order to serve more families as they have need; having a variety of bags allows us to portion out differently sized items.

Non-food essentials

Household goods

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Toilet paper
  • Laundry pods
  • Trash bags
  • Goods similar in purpose

Personal Hygiene

  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Body wash and bar soap
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Hand soap
  • Lotion

Baby Items

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Baby wash
  • Baby lotion

Sponsor a Box


Financial Sponsorship

We often purchase food to help supplement boxes when donations are slim.

If you are in a financial position to sponsor a box, you can donate online through PayPal. We welcome one-time and recurring donations.

Box Supply Volunteers

Our box supply volunteers are generally assigned a specific box (or boxes) they restock 2-3 times a week with donations from our central location. They also make sure the box and immediately surrounding area are kept organized and clean.

Build a Box

We are in need of individuals willing to donate their time and talents to building durable Blessing Boxes that can stand up to Ohio weather — and provide plenty of storage space for food.


If you have the talents or desire to build a box, let us know! We’ll work with you to get the materials needed to create a box; you’re welcome to contribute your own materials too. You can create your own unique box design from raw materials, or use a repurposed item.

Sponsor Box Materials

That old wooden cabinet or shelving you have collecting dust might great to repurpose into a brand new Blessing Box. If you’d like to donate materials, or money towards materials, for a box we are glad to accept it.

Suggest or Host a Box Location

We are always looking for new locations to put a box.

Connect Us With a Potential Host

If you or someone you know has a suggestion for a Blessing Box location, let us know.

Boxes must be placed on a willing owner’s property; we are not allowed to place boxes on public property.

We do need a point of contact in order to initiate a box placement proposal. It is advantageous if you know the property owner and can introduce us. Having a personal connection always makes the idea of box placement easier.

An Ideal Box Location Would:

  • Be visible from the roadway
  • Have a safe space for cars to pull off the road to access the box
  • Be in a known area of food insecurity or a food desert