Brian Armstrong

Spaghetti dinner to benefit a food pantry

by Brian Armstrong on April 11, 2018 at 11:18 am

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- A local food pantry will be holding a spaghetti dinner and silent auction to raise money to help better feed the community.

The spaghetti dinner put on by South Zanesville United Methodist Church Food Pantry will be open to the public. Food Pantry Fundraising Coordinator Conrad Wilkins said the cost of the meal is whatever the person can afford.

“We don’t set a price on the meals. We have some silent auction type items for people to look at and offer a bid at if they like. We have people come in that have no money at all and eat with us. And people come in and share in the dinner that are quite fortunate and treat us very well,” said Wilkins.

Wilkins said the food pantry will serve between 60 and 70 pounds of spaghetti. He said people can also get food to go if that works better for their schedule. The food pantry is hoping to raise about $700 to help feed those in need.

“We served over 74,000 meals last year. We’re on pace to serve about 9,000-10,000 more meals this year than last year. So the need is continuing to grow and we want the community to know we’re here,” said Wilkins.

The dinner will be on Saturday, April 14 from 4:30 to 6:30 P.M. at South Zanesville United Methodist Church. All the proceeds will benefit the food pantry.