Stories tagged with: Keely Warden

March 27, 2015 - 4:52pm
27 weeks 6 days ago

Last year the Muskingum County Hunger Network served nearly 940,000 meals.

The network, which consists of 15 food pantries and four hot meal programs is kicking off its 35th annual Operation Feed event. It's an event to promote the giving spirit of Muskingum County. Executive Director of Christ's Table, Keely Warden, said the program allows the Hunger Network to provide meals to thousands of people.

"It's very important. Last year between the 15 food pantries and the 4 hot...

March 17, 2015 - 4:57pm
29 weeks 2 days ago

Christ's table's bi-annual "Stuff the Truck" event is this weekend.

Kroger is hosting the event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Executive Director of Christ's Table, Keely Warden, said this event helps tremendously to stock the shelves at Christ's Table and that Kroger has been a huge part of making this possible.

"Kroger is just a very big community partner," said Warden. "They actually helped initiate it, and they love to have us out there. They love...

February 27, 2015 - 6:38pm
31 weeks 6 days ago

Due to cold weather and school closings Christ's Table needs your help now more than ever.

Typically in January and February the number of people who visit Christ's Table is low due to the weather. However, because of school closings they are seeing more families coming in at lunch time for hot meals.

"This is the time of the year where our shelves start to get bare, we can't let them be bare, so we have to start purchasing. When we have to start purchasing it hurts the...

February 5, 2015 - 6:28pm
35 weeks 13 hours ago

During the winter months donations at Christ's Table tend to be lacking. Thanks to the Farmers and Hunters Feeding The Hungry program (F.H.F.H.), this winter hundreds of families will go to bed well fed.

The program began over eighteen years ago in Maryland. Each year, during deer hunting season, hunters are encouraged to donate their kills to a participating meat processor. Those processors will then clean, butcher, package and freeze the meat free of charge and pass it on to a local...

February 4, 2015 - 5:29pm
35 weeks 1 day ago

The Martin Luther King Junior Prayer Breakfast Committee is extending the spirit of giving through February with the "Love Your Neighbor" canned food drive.

The goal is to encourage everyone to have a canned food drive. Christ's Table is the hub of the operation where all the food will be sorted and distributed to the 15 pantries and four hot meal programs in the Muskingum County hunger network. Executive Director of Christ's Table, Keely Warden, said everyone can participate...

December 25, 2014 - 4:55pm
41 weeks 8 hours ago

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.

"It meant a lot to me...

December 2, 2014 - 7:29pm
44 weeks 2 days ago

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...

November 27, 2014 - 3:14pm
45 weeks 12 hours ago

 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.


November 24, 2014 - 5:23pm
45 weeks 3 days ago

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...

November 10, 2014 - 4:03pm
47 weeks 3 days ago

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....

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