Stories tagged with: Christ's Table

November 18, 2013 - 4:50pm
2 years 1 week ago

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...

November 13, 2013 - 11:20am
2 years 1 week ago

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...

November 11, 2013 - 4:24pm
2 years 2 weeks ago

Many area restaurants and establishments are offering discounts and free meals to Veterans Monday to recognize their service to our country.

Christ's Table always provides free warm meals every day of the week and on Saturdays to those in need, but Monday, the local food pantry offered something a little more special to honor American heroes.

"There were a lot of veterans here, they were the first ones in line,” said A Daughter of the American Revolution, Sis Bowman....

October 29, 2013 - 9:49am
2 years 4 weeks ago

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...

October 9, 2013 - 2:30pm
2 years 6 weeks ago

This past weekend was the Y-City Gun Fest at the fairgrounds, which is a gun raffle featuring fun, entertainment, a casino and plenty of food.

In fact, this year there was a little too much food at the fest, and the organizers decided to donate the extra food to Christ's Table.

"It's tough to tell how many sales you are going to have that week, so we prepared for over 2000, but we had more than that, so we kind of doubled up on some stuff so to be safe,” said Co-...

September 17, 2013 - 5:50pm
2 years 9 weeks ago

Avon, Feed the Children and Christ's Table helped out hundreds of needy Muskingum County families Tuesday afternoon. In the Secrest parking lot, families were given three boxes filled with food, hygiene products and Avon products to make their lives a little easier. Director of Customer Service for Avon Zanesville, Eric Lee says Avon strives to help the community in anyway possible.

"We put in roll on deodorants as well as some jewelry for the ladies," said Lee. "...

September 16, 2013 - 3:49pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

Lending a helping hand was the mission of one local organization.

The Zanesville Fraternal Order of Eagles visited Christ's Table Food Pantry in order to pass out socks to the less fortunate in our area. This is the 2nd service project for the Eagles this year.

"We wanted to pass out a warm clothing item and Keely recommended we pass out socks, said F.O.E #302 Officer, Bill Hicks. There is a big need for it so, we brought 700 pairs of adult socks and little kids socks....

September 12, 2013 - 5:34pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

Auditions are taking place for a local production that aims to feed the hungry in Muskingum County.

The play "Once upon a Christmas" will serve as a fundraiser that will benefit Christ's Table food pantry. The director of the play is looking for talented individuals to step up and audition for a variety of roles.

"Well we do want all the actors, dancers, singers, interpretive signers to come and audition," said Director, Shelly Burley. We have some main...

August 9, 2013 - 10:06am
2 years 15 weeks ago

One grocery chain is using their day at the fair to help a local organization.

Wednesday, August 14 is Kroger Day at the Muskingum County Fair. Those that bring a 14.5 or 15.5 ounce can of Kroger brand corn, green beans, mixed vegetables or peas between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. will get in free.

All the canned goods collected will go to Christ's Table.

"We have helped Christ's Table for quite some time.  We give daily donations to them and also knowing the needs for all...

July 25, 2013 - 3:11pm
2 years 17 weeks ago

Over 100 packages were put together by kids from the Zanesville Civic League for the dining room guests at Christ's Table. They spent their Thursday morning filling care packages with toothbrushes, toothpaste and lotions.

"Everyone is so excited. Not just to get their care packages, but to see the youth in our community stepping up and doing something," said Keely Warden, Executive Director of Christ's Table. "And this is such a wonderful community project because the...

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