Stories tagged with: Food Pantry

January 21, 2014 - 6:11pm
12 weeks 21 hours ago

With 1 in 6 seniors going hungry on a daily basis, the Muskingum County Center for Seniors is "Leading the Fight Against Senior Hunger," a theme they've established for their upcoming events.

The center is currently seeking non-perishable food donations for their food drive and are selling tickets to their Valentine's Day Raffle. 

"Our Valentine's Day Raffle is 31 gifts gift bag and it's an organizing utility tote with a zipper top and in it, we have 31...

August 6, 2013 - 3:50pm
36 weeks 19 hours ago

Last month, the Center for Seniors served just over 600 meals, up 43% from last year. With such a large increase, they need donations from the community to keep the pantry open.

"We ask that people do bring things that are current in date," said Debrah Smith, Supportive Services Director for the Center for Seniors. "If they would also like to make a financial donation, I can buy foods at the Mid Ohio Foodbank for a very inexpensive price. I can get about 10 times more...

May 18, 2012 - 11:34am
1 year 47 weeks ago

Local celebrities are ready to take a pie to the face to help out area food pantries.

It's all a part of raising funds for Operation Feed. June Smith is with children's services and organized the event.

"We had done it at our agency on a smaller scale a few years ago and it worked out very well so we decided if we got celebrities we could sell more tickets and it seems to be going pretty well so far," said Smith.

Sheriff Matt Lutz is one of those celebrities.

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November 8, 2011 - 11:19am
2 years 22 weeks ago

The food pantry shelves look more bare at Eastside Community Ministry as more people come in for assistance.

Typically the pantry serves at most a handful of new families every month. That number jumped last month as they served 45 new families.

"Usually towards the end of the month we are extremely busy in a normal circumstance," explained Joey Osborn development and youth director at Eastside Community Ministry. "We have experienced a higher demand lately....

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