Stories tagged with: Operation Feed

March 21, 2013 - 1:23pm
1 year 18 weeks ago

Children Service's became a cupcake lover's dream come true.

Thursday, the organization sponsored cupcake wars in order to raise money for Operation Feed. This is the second year for the event.

"There are many people who are hungry and sometimes others don't really recognize that because their bellies are full, so what we wanted to do was reach out to our community and hopefully they'll help us feed those who are less fortunate then we are," said organizer Patsy...

March 20, 2013 - 6:25pm
1 year 18 weeks ago

Operation Feed is a program established through the Hunger Network that supplies many food pantries around the area.

With more people requiring the assistance Operation Feed has several fundraisers and one of it's favorites is the cupcake war event.

Patsy McDonald,  from Adult Protection Services said, "We decided we wanted to make a difference in lives of people so we thought that would be a fun way for people coming out experiencing different tasting cupcakes as well...

March 7, 2013 - 6:53pm
1 year 20 weeks ago

Last year the Operation Feed Campaign provided more than one million meals to Muskingum County residents.

Thursday, the campaign kicked off another year of fundraising for the 15 food pantries, 2 special need pantries and 4 hot meal programs in our area. This year's campaign chair said that the need in our area is great.

"We're at the point where that's not going to be reduced," said Chairperson Sheriff Matt Lutz. "We're going to have more needs, so it's very...

May 31, 2012 - 6:26pm
2 years 7 weeks ago

Thousands of people in our area won't go hungry thanks to the hard work of volunteers.

Operation Feed wrapped up its campaign with a celebration at the Salvation Army.  Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said food and monetary donations are collected to help those in need.

"We have 15 food pantries in the county, and we have two hot meal programs, so people can go into those pantries and receive help," said Lutz.  "That's how it's done, and the food and...

May 23, 2012 - 3:08pm
2 years 9 weeks ago

Ten well-known figures in Zanesville agreed to have whipped cream thrown in their faces Wednesday...

As part of an Operation Feed fundraiser, ten local "celebrities" were chosen to be pied in the face on the steps of the Muskingum County Courthouse.

"We got this idea to have 12 celebrities, I think we're down to 10 right now, do a pie in the face, and we sold tickets at each of their agencies. And I think so far, we're at about 500 dollars in ticket sales,"...

May 22, 2012 - 11:20am
2 years 9 weeks ago

One lucky shopper rushed to grab as many groceries as possible in a minute and a half at Riesbeck's.

Susan Morgan of Zanesville nabbed $190 worth of food during her spree put on by the store to raise money for Operation Feed. In her cart were crab legs, two hams, shrimp and coffee.

"It went good, got everything I needed except my laundry soap," said Morgan with a laugh. 

She admitted to being nervous before her run and that the time went really...

May 18, 2012 - 11:34am
2 years 9 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.

May 17, 2012 - 11:26am
2 years 9 weeks ago

One local grocery store is getting in on the Operation Feed action.

Riesbeck's Pick 'N Save is helping Operation Feed but will also be helping a lucky customer.

"Every year Operation Feed has a food drive and we participate in one form or another, in year's past we've had food drives where people drop food off. This year we decided to do something different, we're having a 90-second shopping spree," said manager Rich Daugherty.

Riesbeck's has always been involved...

May 9, 2012 - 5:01pm
2 years 11 weeks ago

When your letter carrier brings your mail this Saturday, make sure you leave some food for him or her...

This weekend marks the 20th annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive. Letter carriers in the area are teaming up with Operation Feed to collect food donations left by mailboxes along their normal routes.

"This is the biggest for our Operation Feed campaign that's running through the end of May. This is the biggest food drive of the year for us. So we're very...

April 24, 2012 - 2:55pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

Muskingum County Children's Services is holding a basket raffle to benefit Operation Feed.

Each unit of Children's Services contributed a basket towards the raffle.

Operation Feed Chairwoman, June Smith said the basket raffle is just one of the many fundraisers that Children's Services holds during the year.

"We're selling tickets, They're 6 for $5.00 or $1.00 a piece. We've taken them to some different places, and displayed them, we will be at the Art Walk in the...

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