Stories tagged with: Food

February 4, 2014 - 5:45pm
29 weeks 6 days ago

With a winter storm in the forecast, there's a chance homebound meals won't be delivered Wednesday. Christ's Table volunteers spent the day delivering "blizzard meals" for residents enrolled in the program.

"Tomorrow, if this icy weather does come in, we need you to listen to WHIZ and if you're instructed to use your blizzard meal, put the meal in your freezer today and take that our tomorrow and it can be microwaved," said Keely Warden, executive director at Christ...

August 29, 2013 - 5:48pm
1 year 3 days ago

Governor John Kasich is encouraging Ohioans to get involved and help end hunger across the state. He's asking you to contact your local food bank and food pantry and offer your help either financially, or with your time.

"See if you can volunteer, there's a lot of volunteers needed sometimes to feed people," said Gov. Kasich. "But it's a great opportunity to combine the private charity that people believe in, with some help also from he taxpayers to make...

August 12, 2013 - 7:59pm
1 year 2 weeks ago

Some people come to the fair for the rides and games, but many area residents come to enjoy the large variety of food.

The Coburn United Methodist Church is selling meals at the fair this week and they offer plenty of homemade options.

"We do home cooking. We do turkey, we do pork, smoked, and we have a big steak dinner which is very popular with the folks, " said Organizer, Matt Russell.

If visitors are in the mood for something sweeter, volunteers at Coburn...

July 25, 2013 - 4:11pm
1 year 5 weeks ago

Over 100 packages were put together by kids from the Zanesville Civic League for the dining room guests at Christ's Table. They spent their Thursday morning filling care packages with toothbrushes, toothpaste and lotions.

"Everyone is so excited. Not just to get their care packages, but to see the youth in our community stepping up and doing something," said Keely Warden, Executive Director of Christ's Table. "And this is such a wonderful community project because the...

June 3, 2013 - 3:46pm
1 year 12 weeks ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Center is the host for the farmer's market and this Wednesday will be the first one held there this season. Vendors will start selling at 3:30 p.m. and won't stop until 6:30 p.m.

"Produce is ready everyday, every other day. You can't just sell it on Saturday, you have to take some of it someplace early in the week. You can't pick stuff on Monday and keep it until Saturday," said Mark Barnhart, President of the Downtown Farmer's Market...

May 15, 2013 - 3:35pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

Riesbeck's in downtown Zanesville is sponsoring the shopping spree event for the second year in a row. It raises money for Operation Feed and is set for Friday, May 24 at 8:30 a.m.

"It's a 90-second shopping spree, you can purchase a ticket and if you are the lucky winner, you will be chosen to come into the store and you will be given a shopping cart and 90-seconds. You can go through the store and get as much as you can in your cart and it will be yours," said Keely Warden...

February 24, 2013 - 7:05pm
1 year 26 weeks ago

The 18th annual "Taste of Color" was held at the Zanesville Civic League Community Center on Saturday. Over 100 people gathered together to eat lunch in honor of Black History Month. Residents were able to sample different types of American and ethnic food all while enjoying entertainment from the Jazz Impulse Band and by the Civic League Junior Dance Group.

"The event started 18 years ago for a couple different reasons. One of the reasons was to celebrate Black History...

July 2, 2012 - 4:33am
2 years 8 weeks ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department reminds residents that they should play it safe with refrigerated food during a power outage.

They recommend keeping the fridge and freezer doors closed as much as possible, food can be safely kept cold 4 hours if it is unopened, a freezer holds the temperature only 48 hours, food can be refrozen if it contains ice crystals, block ice or dry ice can be used to keep your fridge and freezer cold and discars meat, poultry, cheese, milk,...

February 18, 2011 - 6:33pm
3 years 27 weeks ago

An area school is promoting a healthy lifestyle for its students.

Dresden Elementary School teamed up with the Muskingum County Health Department to teach its students from kindergarten through sixth grade about the importantance of eating nutritiously. Events were held all week long to educate the children and to also have fun in the process.

"We are always talking about nutrition in our classrooms, whether it's counting calories or talking about healthy foods,"...

November 17, 2010 - 7:03pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

It's a situation no one ever wants to have to deal with, knowing when your next meal is going to be. But the reality is many local residents are asking themselves that question.

Christ's Table in Zanesville has seen an increase in the number of people coming through its doors by about a thousand. Executive Director, Gretchen Sayre, says government assistance and food stamps only go so far, and some of these people are struggling by the end of the month.

"They don't last very...

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