Stories tagged with: Food

July 2, 2012 - 4:33am
3 years 4 weeks ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department reminds residents that they should play it safe with refrigerated food during a power outage.

They recommend keeping the fridge and freezer doors closed as much as possible, food can be safely kept cold 4 hours if it is unopened, a freezer holds the temperature only 48 hours, food can be refrozen if it contains ice crystals, block ice or dry ice can be used to keep your fridge and freezer cold and discars meat, poultry, cheese, milk,...

February 18, 2011 - 6:33pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

An area school is promoting a healthy lifestyle for its students.

Dresden Elementary School teamed up with the Muskingum County Health Department to teach its students from kindergarten through sixth grade about the importantance of eating nutritiously. Events were held all week long to educate the children and to also have fun in the process.

"We are always talking about nutrition in our classrooms, whether it's counting calories or talking about healthy foods,"...

November 17, 2010 - 7:03pm
4 years 36 weeks ago

It's a situation no one ever wants to have to deal with, knowing when your next meal is going to be. But the reality is many local residents are asking themselves that question.

Christ's Table in Zanesville has seen an increase in the number of people coming through its doors by about a thousand. Executive Director, Gretchen Sayre, says government assistance and food stamps only go so far, and some of these people are struggling by the end of the month.

"They don't last very...

August 16, 2010 - 5:27pm
4 years 50 weeks ago

There will be a lot of hungry mouths to feed at the Muskingum County Fair this week.

With thousands expected to attend, food vendors are preparing for the masses by bringing extra supplies.

"We just ordered ahead of time I get all the inside food prepared all the inside supplies and stuff ready. The chicken gets delivered everyday or Monday Wednesday Friday, something like that. And they keep us pretty well stocked," said Debbie Savage of the Zanesville Athletic Booster...

April 20, 2010 - 5:20pm
5 years 14 weeks ago

One local resident is going home with $170 in groceries after a "Supermarket Sweeps."

Robert Pletcher was given 90 seconds to grab whatever he could in his shopping cart.

"This is wild. I never expected this. This is really fun. It's going to be fun to talk about a racing spree for groceries, " says Pletcher.

Pletcher says he didn't have a strategy, but he did end up with a cart that was mostly full of meat.

It took place at Campbell's Market...

March 31, 2010 - 4:31pm
5 years 17 weeks ago

The Ohio Association of Second Harvest foodbanks is releasing a report that says more than 25 percent of food pantries and soup kitchens across the state didn't have enough food to meet the demand, and therefore, had to turn some people away.

The 2-1-1 Calling Center in Zanesville says it has noticed this trend, with more people asking for food assistance.

"The emergency food and pantries, out of the last six months, have been at the top of the list three times. If they...

December 31, 2009 - 10:55pm
5 years 30 weeks ago

If you're staying for New Year's Eve, you're probably planning what to buy for parties and get-togethers, and Pick 'N' Save store manager, Rich Daughtery, says he expects more people to walk through his store's doors to get what they need for tonight.

"People, I think, are going to stay home with the economy the way it is this year. I think a lot of people are planning to stay home and make their own party at home-not so much go out and spend the money they don't have, " says...

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