Stories tagged with: Christ's Table

December 30, 2011 - 8:08pm
2 years 34 weeks ago

Employees at Christ's Table in downtown Zanesville are crunching numbers for next year's budget.

Executive Director Keely Warden said Christ's Table is breaking records with the number of meals they're serving every day.

"We have seen trends this year," said Warden.  "For the first six months of this year we were up about 5%.  From July through November we have been up by about 11%," said Warden.

Warden said the economy is to blame for the...

December 24, 2011 - 6:32pm
2 years 35 weeks ago

Many businesses close their doors on Christmas Eve, but no one was turned away at Christ's Table on Saturday.

The organization employs six full-time workers during the week, but volunteers keep Christ's Table open on Saturdays.  Members of the First Christian Church in Zanesville serve meals every fourth Saturday, and they were ready to dish out chicken salad sandwiches and tomato soup to more than 100 people in need.

"I do think that a few of our volunteers are here...

December 23, 2011 - 6:27pm
2 years 35 weeks ago

Those in need were able to have fun and celebrate Christmas Friday.

Christ's Table opened their doors at 11 a.m., serving around five-hundred to six-hundred meals. Volunteer Millie Combs dressed as Raggedy Ann for the children, and says she wanted to give someone else a nice and meaningful Christmas.

"We're furnishing bags for all the children, and he lost his only grandson two years ago, and we thought that would be something we could say was nice for him." explained...

December 19, 2011 - 5:30pm
2 years 36 weeks ago

Those in need of a Christmas meal are invited to Christ's Table in Zanesville.

The doors will open Friday at 11:00AM stay open until 1:00PM. Executive Director Keely Warden said they expect to serve between 450 to 500 Christmas dinners.

"What we're really exciting about it everything we're serving on Friday was donated," expressed Warden. "The hams were donated, all of the yams were donated, all of the pies were donated, so everything that we're serving...

December 15, 2011 - 5:05pm
2 years 36 weeks ago

A check presented to Christ's Table will provide more than 5,000 meals.

The donation of just under $1,500 came from Sunday's performance of Handel's Messiah in Zanesville. Music Director of the Zanesville Civic Chorus Jim McLaughlin presented the check Thursday afternoon. He said since the concert has been completely funded by private, and benefactor donations, for the last ten years collections taken from the performance now benefit local charities.

"It's paying it...

November 30, 2011 - 3:07pm
2 years 38 weeks ago

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Those unable to afford regular dental work can receive a cleaning, extraction or a permanent crown for as little as next to nothing...

All that is being asked is a small donation be made to benefit Christ's Table. Doctors Andy Fuhriman and Scott Williams of Zanesville will be offering the services next Friday from 7:00 in the morning until 2:00 in the afternoon.


November 29, 2011 - 5:51pm
2 years 38 weeks ago

One of the most requested items at food pantries is quickly disappearing off the shelves.

A nationwide shortage has caused the price of peanut butter to increase by 20% to 40% over the past few months.  Executive Director of Christ's Table Keely Warden said the organization was able to purchase a case of peanut butter from the Mid-Ohio Foodbank for about a dollar in July, but recently the cost has jumped to over $10.

"It's a staple to us," said Warden. ...

November 29, 2011 - 11:27am
2 years 38 weeks ago

The sounds of the holiday season will fill Secrest Auditorium next Wednesday.

The Zanesville Bible Methodist Church is hosting the Collingsworth Family. Not only will the family of  six sing, expect to hear them play violins, trumpets and the piano as well. Pastor William Blair said the family represents a wholesome approach to the holiday season.

"We have a lot of things bad in this world, uncertainties and so on," said Pastor Blair from the Zanesville Bible...

November 24, 2011 - 12:32pm
2 years 39 weeks ago

A number of volunteers took time away from their own Thanksgiving meal to serve those less fortunate.

Christ's Table in Zanesville served their traditional Thanksgiving meal on Thursday. Kitchen Coordinator Tina Williams has spent hours preparing to give the community in need the warm meal.

"They are so grateful to be able to come in, there are a lot of them that tell us if we wasn't here they wouldn't get a hot meal everyday," said Williams. 'It means a lot to...

November 21, 2011 - 3:39pm
2 years 40 weeks ago

Thanks to a hefty donation, those without a meal on Thanksgiving can enjoy turkey and all the fixings at Christ's Table in Zanesville.

More than 20 turkeys were donated by the National Wild Turkey Federation's Y-City Longbeard Chapter. Executive Director Keely Warden said with the help of the donation Christ's Table has met their goal of 25 turkeys to help feed those in need.

"When you start making your grocery list for Thanksgiving, when you're going to serve 200 people you...

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