Stories tagged with: Christ's Table

January 22, 2014 - 7:37pm
25 weeks 5 days ago

It takes more than just food and volunteers to keep Christ's Table running.

Executive Director Keely Warden knows that all too well. While Warden is thankful for the "great group of donors" that donate to Christ's Table, she says she wants to reach out to the youth in our community and also try to get residents to commit to donating on a monthly basis.

"We're just trying to promote that running this mission is more than just food and volunteers and we have to pay...

January 1, 2014 - 3:09pm
28 weeks 5 days ago

The volunteers at Christ's Table are bringing in the New Year by providing service to the less fortunate in our area.

Pastor at Rushing Wind Biker Church, Michael McGuire says his New Year's Resolution is to help people in the community while spreading the word of Christ. He says volunteering his time is something he and others like him are called to do.

"We enjoy coming in here anytime during the year and serving those who might be in need, but especially today bringing in...

December 31, 2013 - 5:38pm
28 weeks 6 days ago

A local service organization is open to the public on New Year' s Day.

Kitchen Manager at Christ's Table, Tim Collins says that they are open on any holiday if it falls during the week. He says that he expects the number of visitors to be around the same as last week for Christmas. Many guests will be dining in and even more will have their food delivered to them by volunteers.

"If it's anything like Christmas it will be somewhere around 160 people in house and 220 outside...

December 25, 2013 - 4:48pm
29 weeks 5 days ago

The volunteers at Christ's Table are doing their part to make sure everyone has a happy holiday.

This year Christ's Table is expected to feed approximately 3,000 locals during the week of Christmas. On Monday they served guest a traditional holiday meal complete with turkey, mashed potatoes and corn and on Wednesday they prepared a special menu for Christmas.

"Today we are doing ham and sweet potatoes and green beans and cake and anything else I can think of that's sweet and...

December 23, 2013 - 6:57pm
30 weeks 23 hours ago

If you need a place to go for Christmas for a delicious meal, we have the place for you.

You can find a warm meal every day of the year at Christ's Table but on Christmas Eve and Christmas day, the food pantry offers something a little special.

"We try to have traditional treats for all of our guests, that we can walk around with and share lots and lots of sweets on Christmas because that's what Christmas is all about,” explained Executive Director, Keely Warden....

November 28, 2013 - 4:53pm
33 weeks 4 days ago

Hundreds of those who may not be as fortunate, were provided a warm thanksgiving meal by the generous hands at Christ's Table.

Executive Director Keely Warden said they started early this morning and there was a special moment at the start of serving meals.

"It was really neat,” said Warden. “Our volunteers wanted to go out into the dining room and join hands with our guests and we said a morning prayer, which was absolutely wonderful and just thanking God for...

November 18, 2013 - 5:50pm
35 weeks 23 hours ago

The holidays are quickly approaching and it seems that community members are in a giving mood.

Executive Director of Christ's Table, Keely Warden says that community members have donated fresh foods, canned goods and much more to make sure the visitors at Christ's Table have a wonderful holiday meal this year.

"We had all kinds of people show up last week with turkeys, Burkhart with the Downtown Farmer's Market showed up with a truckload of 800 yams, not only will we have...

November 13, 2013 - 12:20pm
35 weeks 5 days ago

A local funeral home makes sure those in need have a turkey filled Thanksgiving.

Funeral Directors Ty Dierkes and Paige Wagner led a parade of employees holding the holiday staple as they loaded up a Christ's Table truck with fifteen birds. Each bird represents a funeral home employee or staff member.

"We like to give back to our community as best we can," explained Funeral Director Ty Dierkes. "The community has been very good to us, taking car of us all these...

November 11, 2013 - 5:24pm
36 weeks 23 hours ago

Many area restaurants and establishments are offering discounts and free meals to Veterans Monday to recognize their service to our country.

Christ's Table always provides free warm meals every day of the week and on Saturdays to those in need, but Monday, the local food pantry offered something a little more special to honor American heroes.

"There were a lot of veterans here, they were the first ones in line,” said A Daughter of the American Revolution, Sis Bowman....

October 29, 2013 - 10:49am
38 weeks 26 min ago

The numbers at Christ's Table continue to rise despite the end of the summer season.

The organization is used to seeing higher numbers when school students are out for the summer. But, instead of the numbers decreasing with the start of the school year,  the numbers continue to rise. In both August and September over 10,000 meals were served, a record high.

"Our numbers have really not slowed down at all in September and October. We really though September was kind of a...

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