One local organization sees a rise in those needing a warm meal during the first quarter of this year.
Christ's Table said they have seen a twenty-eight percent increase in those coming in to eat from the same time last year. In 20-12 over 26,000 meals were served, while in 2011 it was just over 20,000.
"We attribute it a little bit of that to the weather. It's been a mild winter so we think that people have been able to out and get to us," said Executive Director...
The number of meals being served at Christ's Table has hit an all time high since 2006.
Executive Director Keely Warden said Monday they served 501 meals- making the month of January a 28% increase compared to last year.
"We attribute that to a couple different things, the economy is bad, but it was bad last year this time also, but we've had a really mild January and that enables more people to get out and get here to get the meals they need," said Warden. ...
Many businesses close their doors on Christmas Eve, but no one was turned away at Christ's Table on Saturday.
The organization employs six full-time workers during the week, but volunteers keep Christ's Table open on Saturdays. Members of the First Christian Church in Zanesville serve meals every fourth Saturday, and they were ready to dish out chicken salad sandwiches and tomato soup to more than 100 people in need.
"I do think that a few of our volunteers are here...
Those in need were able to have fun and celebrate Christmas Friday.
Christ's Table opened their doors at 11 a.m., serving around five-hundred to six-hundred meals. Volunteer Millie Combs dressed as Raggedy Ann for the children, and says she wanted to give someone else a nice and meaningful Christmas.
"We're furnishing bags for all the children, and he lost his only grandson two years ago, and we thought that would be something we could say was nice for him." explained...
Those in need of a Christmas meal are invited to Christ's Table in Zanesville.
The doors will open Friday at 11:00AM stay open until 1:00PM. Executive Director Keely Warden said they expect to serve between 450 to 500 Christmas dinners.
"What we're really exciting about it everything we're serving on Friday was donated," expressed Warden. "The hams were donated, all of the yams were donated, all of the pies were donated, so everything that we're serving...
A check presented to Christ's Table will provide more than 5,000 meals.
The donation of just under $1,500 came from Sunday's performance of Handel's Messiah in Zanesville. Music Director of the Zanesville Civic Chorus Jim McLaughlin presented the check Thursday afternoon. He said since the concert has been completely funded by private, and benefactor donations, for the last ten years collections taken from the performance now benefit local charities.
(Due to the overwhelming number of calls, appointments will no longer be scheduled.)
Those unable to afford regular dental work can receive a cleaning, extraction or a permanent crown for as little as next to nothing...
All that is being asked is a small donation be made to benefit Christ's Table. Doctors Andy Fuhriman and Scott Williams of Zanesville will be offering the services next Friday from 7:00 in the morning until 2:00 in the afternoon.
One of the most requested items at food pantries is quickly disappearing off the shelves.
A nationwide shortage has caused the price of peanut butter to increase by 20% to 40% over the past few months. Executive Director of Christ's Table Keely Warden said the organization was able to purchase a case of peanut butter from the Mid-Ohio Foodbank for about a dollar in July, but recently the cost has jumped to over $10.
The sounds of the holiday season will fill Secrest Auditorium next Wednesday.
The Zanesville Bible Methodist Church is hosting the Collingsworth Family. Not only will the family of six sing, expect to hear them play violins, trumpets and the piano as well. Pastor William Blair said the family represents a wholesome approach to the holiday season.
"We have a lot of things bad in this world, uncertainties and so on," said Pastor Blair from the Zanesville Bible...