Scioto Gives

is a program of

Steven A. Hunter Hope Fund


To improve the lives of economically disadvantaged children in Scioto County by supplying basic needs and opportunities and fostering hope for their future.


Programs and Services:

Every weekend hundreds of children in our own community go hungry. To help combat this, the Steven A Hunter Hope Fund, Inc., has begun Steven's Power Pack Club. It operates in conjunction with the FreeStore FoodBank and local schools to help ensure that hungry children are provided food for the weekend during the school year. Steven's Power Pack Club currently operates in 20 Scioto, Pike and Adams county school districts in 18 locations, providing food for almost 1,300 hungry elementary school-aged children. Each child on the program receives approximately 4 lbs of nutritious, shelf-stable, easy-to-prepare food every Friday before they go home for the weekend. The children are chosen by their teachers and counselors at their school. Just $120 will provide one hungry child with a Power Pack every weekend for an entire school year.


Participating Schools

Steven's Power Pack Club serves over 1,300 hungry children in 20 area elementary schools throughout 3 counties.


Scioto County

• Portsmouth Elementary

• Portsmouth East Elementary

• New Boston Elementary

• Northwest Elementary

• Valley Elementary

• West Portsmouth Elementary

• Green Elementary

• Clay Elementary

• Bloom-Vernon Elementary

• Minford Elementary

• Sciotoville Elementary Academy

• Wheelersburg Elementary


Pike County

• Jasper Elementary

• Zahn's Corner Middle Elementary

• Western Elementary

• Waverly Intermediate Elementary

• Eastern Elementary


Adams County

• Manchester Elementary

• North Adams Elementary


Did you know?

Almost 1 in 3 children in Scioto County are considered food insecure.


Contact Info for Steven A. Hunter Hope Fund:

Mark Hunter


Phone: (740) 354-3124


Address: P. O. Box 802, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662

Matching donation period will be available Oct. 19, 2023 from 8am - 8pm EDT.




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