Christmas Day brings many family gatherings and cozy dinners around the dining room table, but for some, there may not be family to turn to or a warm meal to enjoy during the holiday.
Christ's Table reached out to those in the community Christmas Day to change that. This is the 27th year for the meal and more than 45 volunteers started their day at 6:30AM Thursday morning to put it together. First year volunteer Matt Payton told us about his experience.
Christ's Table is getting ready for one of their busiest days of the year.
Christ's Table is the only community food pantry open and serving dinners on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. This afternoon we spoke with Executive Director, Keely Warden, about their big Christmas Day dinner they've been preparing for.
"We will be delivering to our home bound group, which we want to thank our dedicated volunteers that come in and make sure that our home bound people get their...
The figures are out. The annual SOUPer Bowl raised over $13,000 for local charitable organizations.
Fellowship of Christ's Community, Christ's Table, Muskingum County Center for Seniors, Eastside Community Ministries and the Salvation Army all received $2,640. Co-Chair Mary Burkhart said the funds will help provide for thousands of meals for Christ's Table.
"I think the best way to describe this is this translates into 10,000 meals for Christ's Table, so I think that pretty...
One local dentist's office is giving many something to smile about this week.
For the last four years now, Tune Up Your Smile has been offering $25 procedures to those in the community. Every dollar raised at the event will be matched and given back to Christ's Table. We spoke to Executive Director Keely Warden, who told us these events are not only beneficial to their organization, but also the area residents.
"It benefits I think, the community a whole lot because many...
Starting at 6 a.m. Thursday, November 27th, Christ's Table volunteers were busy at work preparing for their annual Thanksgiving meal.
Over 500 meals were prepared for Christ's Table patrons. 250 home-bound meals were sent out, and over 250 people were served the classic holiday meal on location. The menu consisted off all the holiday favorites like turkey, stuffing, homemade mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, and of course pumpkin pie with whipped cream.
Christ's Table received a very generous turkey donation Monday evening.
For over 20 years now, the National Wild Turkey Federation has held the Y-Bridge Longbeards Turkey Fundraiser. Brittany Burkhart, Chairperson for the fundraiser and Secretary for the organization, told us a little bit about what goes in to collecting the funds.
"We just go to local businesses and we ask for any money donations we can get. It's kind of a really hard time of year to get people to do...
Christ's Table is all prepared for their Thanksgiving meal, and wants to spread the word about serving hours.
The holiday meal will be served from 10:30AM to 12:30PM on Thanksgiving Day. The purpose of the event is to give those who have no where to go, a place to enjoy a hot meal among friends. Executive Director, Keely Warden says that all are welcome to participate.
"Anybody, everybody's welcome. Especially the families that we serve, that's why we're here on thanksgiving...
Tis the season for giving back. FFA and National Honors Society members from Mid-East Career and Technology Center took this to heart Sunday, November 23rd, as they prepared a potato soup dinner for Christ's Table patrons.
100 pounds of potatoes, 30 pounds of carrots, 30 heads of celery and 15 pounds of onions were just some of the donations Mid-East students collected to prepare their holiday meal for the soup kitchen.
Kaitlynn Hodges, Senior at Mid-East, and project...
Two local funeral homes have joined together to give a donation to Christ's Table.
Both Burrell Funeral Service and Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home filled a truck with 15 turkeys a piece Monday. These turkeys will go to help supply Christ's Table's Thanksgiving Day meals.
Keely Warden, the Executive Director of Christ's Table said these 30 turkeys bring Christ's Table's total up to 70 turkeys. Co-owner of Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home, Ty Dierkes said donating the turkeys is an...
Christ's Table is looking to help provide its family with Thanksgiving meals this year.
This Thanksgiving Christ's Table is expanding its home bound meal service. Each day the organization delivers meals to people around the community who are restricted to their homes.
The meals will be delivered on Thanksgiving morning, and the dining room will also be open from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Executive Director Keely Warden said the people they serve are an extension of family....