The Steven A Hunter Hope Fund was established in memory of Steven Hunter in January of 2006.  Steven was a 2003 graduate of Portsmouth High School, attended Shawnee State University and Milligan College.  Steven's enthusiasm was contagious and his compassion inspires us all.  Steven had a strong conviction to help those in need, rooted in his strong Christian faith.

It is our mission to improve the lives of economically disadvantaged children in Scioto and surrounding counties by supplying basic needs and opportunities and fostering hope for their future.  Our primary focus is childhood hunger and it is addressed through Steven's Power Pack Program, providing food for the weekend for elementary aged school children with financial needs. 
Steven's Power Pack now serves over 1,300 hungry children every weekend during the school year in 20 different public schools in Scioto, Pike, & Adams Counties, including Portsmouth Elementary, East Portsmouth Elementary, New Boston Oak Intermediate & Stanton Primary, Northwest Elementary, Valley Elementary, West Portsmouth Elementary, Green Elementary, Clay Elementary,   Bloom-Vernon Elementary, Minford Elementary, Sciotoville Elementary Academy, Wheelersburg Elementary, Portsmouth STEM Academy, Jasper Elementary, Zahn's Corner Middle Elementary School, Western Elementary, Waverly Intermediate Elementary, Eastern Elementary, Manchester Elementary, and North Adams Elementary School. 

A program is also maintained in the Portsmouth City School District providing clothing, shoes, field trip & excursion fees, supplies, and other items or fees that help level the playing field for children affected by poverty.

Two Funds - One Goal

Fund raising activities and special programs such as Steven's Power Pack Club and In School Pantries are administered by the Steven A Hunter Hope Fund, Inc., P. O. Box 802, Portsmouth, Ohio  45662.
The Steven A Hunter Hope Fund, Inc. is a tax exempt, tax deductible 501(c)3 public charity.
The endowment fund is administered by the Scioto Foundation. The foundation is a tax exempt, tax deductible 501(c)3 community foundation with offices located at 303 Chillicothe Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662. The endowment fund supports students in the Portsmouth City Schools only including grades K-12.


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Or Donations may be mailed to: 

 The Steven A Hunter Hope Fund, Inc. 
P. O. Box 802 
   Portsmouth, Ohio 45662

Contributions to the endowment fund may be mailed to:

  The Steven A Hunter Hope Fund
c/o  The Scioto Foundation
P. O. Box 911
Portsmouth, Ohio  45662

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