Stories tagged with: hunger

October 10, 2014 - 4:57pm
1 year 41 weeks ago

Come out and join the next conversation for building a hunger movement in Muskingum County.

The next conversation will take place on October 15 from 7:30 until 9:30 in the morning at the Muskingum County business incubator. In the most recent meetings the united way and many other voices were able to map out the great work that is already happening and also recognize some of the gaps in the services to hungry neighbors. United Way's Community Impact Coordinator, Amy Davis says more...

August 29, 2013 - 5:48pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

Governor John Kasich is encouraging Ohioans to get involved and help end hunger across the state. He's asking you to contact your local food bank and food pantry and offer your help either financially, or with your time.

"See if you can volunteer, there's a lot of volunteers needed sometimes to feed people," said Gov. Kasich. "But it's a great opportunity to combine the private charity that people believe in, with some help also from he taxpayers to make...

May 30, 2013 - 4:38pm
3 years 8 weeks ago

This was the 26th year for the annual campaign that focuses on feeding and providing for the needy in Muskingum County by collecting funds and food from March through May.

"Today is kind of a wrap-up party. It's at the end of the campaign, we go through and have a meal with everybody and basically do a lot of thanking to all the businesses that donated, all the events that they took the time out of their schedules, the employers that let their employees be involved in this, it's a...

September 13, 2011 - 5:29pm
4 years 45 weeks ago

More Ohio families are suffering from hunger - one of six households are unable to afford enough food.

A new federal report shows that Ohio ranks sixth in the nation for hunger.  Executive director of Christ's Table Keely Warden said food insecurity is on the rise in Muskingum County.

"It's been a tough summer," said Warden.  "We've seen an influx of people coming through our doors - families and individuals.  We've seen an 8.5% increase in...

August 12, 2011 - 4:03pm
4 years 49 weeks ago

A new reports suggests Ohio may have more people suffering from hunger than most states.

The study through the Anti-Hunger Group Food Research and Action Center indicates Ohio is a top 20 contender for food hardship- with 1 in 4 families unable to afford food in the past 12 months. Executive Director of Christ's Table Keely Warden has seen the spike, with the number of meals and families served showing a steady incline since 2005. Warden blames the upward trend on the poor economy....

March 23, 2011 - 7:07pm
5 years 18 weeks ago

Local government officials are lending a helping hand to feed seniors in our area.

As a part of the national March for Meals campaign, the Muskingum County Commissioners along with Zanesville Mayor Butch Zwelling, assisted the Muskingum County Center for Seniors in passing out meals to the elderly on Wednesday. Executive Director Terry Dunn said the goal is to raise awareness about senior hunger.

"It brings attention to the fact that they recognize that it is an issue...

June 24, 2010 - 6:14pm
6 years 4 weeks ago

Fighting hunger is the name of their game, and following a year of providing food for the community, it was a time to recognize those who help.

The Operation Feed Food Drive campaign came to a close Thursday, and although they didn't quite reach their goal, they are still calling it a great success.

"Today is our wrap up, and this is where we're going to honor everyone for all their hard work they've put into raising money and supporting our hunger network. Also our hunger...

March 18, 2010 - 5:03pm
6 years 18 weeks ago

A local campaign is kicking off to stamp out hunger in Muskingum County.

Members of Operation Feed gathered at the Zanesville Civic League for a lunch meeting and collected cash donations and non-perishable food. Carol Morgan with the Muskingum County Center for Seniors hopes they can give hunger the boot in 2010.

"The hunger problem with Muskingum County is a big problem and as I stated, the economy for one thing in 2009, they said they added another 1,785...

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