Kent Hunger Task Force records

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Kent Hunger Task Force records

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Special Collections and Archives

Kent Hunger Task Force records

Repository: Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title: Kent Hunger Task Force records
Inclusive Date(s): 1975-1995
Author: Finding aid prepared by Katie Clements, April 2019
Creation: Finding aid encoded by Katie Clements using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2019
Origination: Kent Hunger Task Force (Kent, Ohio)
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet (1 half size record storage box)
Physical Location: 11th floor
Finding Aid Identifier: OhKeUSC0205
Abstract: This collection, dating from 1975-1995, consists mainly of materials collected during events sponsored by or put on by the Kent (Ohio) Hunger Task Force. The collection also contains general organizational files, including clippings, correspondence, meeting records, and informational materials.
Language(s): The records are in English

History of Kent Hunger Task Force

The Kent Hunger Task Force (KHTF) was first assembled by an ecumenical group of churches in Kent, Ohio, with the intention of addressing and combating the issue of hunger in their city. Kent Social Services, Inc. (KSS) had recently realized that there were families in urgent need of food in Kent, but they did not have the funding to aid these families. Thus, the Lord's Pantry was established as a resource for these families, and the KHTF was organized with the purpose of supplying the Lord's Pantry through donations solicited from their congregations. Over the years, the Kent Hunger Task Force increased their reach, sponsoring local hunger programs and events, i.e. the annual Church World Service CROP Walk, to raise money and educate the public about the issue of hunger locally, nationally, and globally. A portion of the money raised was then returned to the sponsoring agency (KSS), which put it towards programs such as the KHTF Hot Meal Program. In 1996, the Kent Hunger Task Force ceased operations and transferred leadership of the Kent CROP Walk to the Kent Ministerial Association.

Scope and Content

The Kent Hunger Task Force records span the years 1975-1995, and contain materials related to KHTF sponsored events, meeting records, informational materials, clippings, and photographs. Also included are materials relating to the Lord's Pantry, an effort by Kent Social Services in conjunction with the KHTF, to provide food to local families in need. Although a portion of the materials are undated, they are from the late 20th century, as the KHTF was created in 1975 and ceased operations in 1996. A significant portion of the collection comprises materials from various years of the Kent CROP Walk, which was an event the KHTF regularly sponsored and participated in.

Statement of Arrangement

This collection is aranged alphabetically by material type.

Preferred Citation

Kent Hunger Task Force records. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Acquisition Information

Materials in this collection were first donated by Kent Hunger Task Force member Martha Kluth in 1997. In 2017, additional materials were donated by the estate of Kent Hunger Task Force member Hallock Raup.

Controlled-access Headings
The following are found in this collection:

Subjects:
Food relief -- Ohio -- Kent -- History -- 20th century
Hunger -- Ohio -- Kent -- Prevention
Kent (Ohio) -- History -- 20th century
Organizations/Corporations:
Kent Social Services (Kent, Ohio)
Functions:
Community organization
Food relief
Places:
Kent (Ohio)
Material Types:
Business correspondence
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Fliers (Ephemera)
Newsletters
Photographs
Press releases
Records (Documents)



Detailed Description of the Collection
Box 1 / Folder 1
Brochures, Flyers, Leaflets, 1986, undated
Box 1 / Folder 2
Clippings, 1978-1995, undated
Box 1 / Folder 3
Correspondence, 1975-1993, undated
Box 1 / Folder 4
CROP Walk, 1986
Box 1 / Folder 5
CROP Walk, 1987
Box 1 / Folder 6
CROP Walk, 1988
Box 1 / Folder 7
CROP Walk, 1989
Box 1 / Folder 8
CROP Walk, 1990
Box 1 / Folder 9
CROP Walk, 1991
Box 1 / Folder 10
CROP Walk, 1992
Box 1 / Folder 11
CROP Walk, 1993
Box 1 / Folder 12
CROP Walk, 1995
Box 1 / Folder 13
CROP Walk, undated
Box 1 / Folder 14
Event Flyers, 1977-1980, undated
Box 1 / Folder 15
KHTF Newsletter, 1985-1989
Box 1 / Folder 16
Lord's Pantry, undated
Box 1 / Folder 17
Mailing Lists, 1977-1982, undated
Box 1 / Folder 18
Meeting Records, 1975
Box 1 / Folder 19
Meeting Records, 1976
Box 1 / Folder 20
Meeting Records, 1977
Box 1 / Folder 21
Meeting Records, 1978
Box 1 / Folder 22
Meeting Records, 1979
Box 1 / Folder 23
Meeting Records, 1980
Box 1 / Folder 24
Meeting Records, 1981
Box 1 / Folder 25
Meeting Records, 1982
Box 1 / Folder 26
Meeting Records, 1983
Box 1 / Folder 27
Meeting Records, 1984
Box 1 / Folder 28
Meeting Records, 1985
Box 1 / Folder 29
Meeting Records, 1986
Box 1 / Folder 30
Meeting Records, 1987
Box 1 / Folder 31
Meeting Records, 1988
Box 1 / Folder 32
Meeting Records, 1989
Box 1 / Folder 33
Meeting Records, 1990
Box 1 / Folder 34
Meeting Records, 1991
Box 1 / Folder 35
Meeting Records, 1992
Box 1 / Folder 36
Meeting Records, 1993
Box 1 / Folder 37
Meeting Records, 1994
Box 1 / Folder 38
Meeting Records, 1995
Box 1 / Folder 39
Photographs, undated
Box 1 / Folder 40
Press Releases, 1976, 1992, undated
Box 1 / Folder 41
Questionnaire gauging interest in the creation of a KHTF Newsletter, undated
Box 1 / Folder 42
World Food Day, 1982-1986, undated