The Easter bunny made his way to Zanesville for Good Friday to meet with all of the children visiting Christ's Table.
This is the first time that the Easter bunny visited the food pantry and dozens of kids lined up to hug and take pictures with the friendly white rabbit.
"I think maybe the word got out that the Easter bunny was going to be here and that's fine because it gave all the kids that maybe wouldn't have the opportunity to see the Easter bunny be here have some...
Christ's Table partnered with Kroger grocery store to make sure that visitor's felt loved during the holiday.
"We were able to decorate our dining room with big valentine balloons through a partnership with our local Kroger who are a wonder to us everyday, but they wanted Valentine's Day to be special to those we serve and it was, " said Executive Director, Keely Warden.
The children from the Zanesville Civic League also...
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...
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...
A local fundraiser provided monetary donations to five service organizations in our area.
This year, the 17th Annual Souper Bowl raised enough money to give away five $2,500 checks to Christ's Table, Eastside Community Ministries, The Salvation Army, Fellowship of Christ, and the Muskingum County Center for Seniors.
"I am really excited about it because it shows that the community comes together to help those in need and we do run a soup kitchen and we also run a pantry...
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...
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...
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...
The 17th Annual Souper Bowl went off without a hitch on Sunday at the Muskingum County Center For Seniors.
Hundreds of guests lined up to sample a variety of soups, sandwiches and endless cookies for a good cause.
"We've had a great turnout,' said Co-Chair, Mary Burkhart. The weather is beautiful people have been coming out and its been not just a huge rush at one time, there has just been a nice constant flow of people coming in today. "
Organizers are gearing up for this Sunday's 17th Annual Souper Bowl Benefit and invites the community to join them for a warm meal .
More than 40 area sponsors and local churches are joining together to make this year's fundraiser a success. There will be musical entertainment, and a variety of food options for guests to purchase for $5.
"We have four different kinds of soup," said Co-Organizer, Keely Warden. We have vegetarian vegetable, we have bean soup, a really...