Stories tagged with: Keely Warden

January 1, 2016 - 4:41pm
29 weeks 4 days ago

The numbers are in and Christ's Table severed more than 120,000 hot meals in 2015.

Executive Director, Keely Warden said the astounding data means more people are in need in the local community than Christ's Table expected. And she's hoping for a decrease in those looking for hot meal programs like this one in 2016.

"That is a significant increase compared to what we're used to seeing. We're hoping for for a better year this year. Christ's Table everybody says you want more...

December 31, 2015 - 4:17pm
29 weeks 6 days ago

 
Christ Table is offering its services to those who are interested in a warm meal this New Years.

Doors will be open this New Years Day from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Executive Director, Keely Warden said that anyone is welcome to join.

"We will be here on New Years Day as we have been here on New Years Eve serving those that need a hot meal. We are here every holiday unless it falls on a sunday. We welcome anybody tomorrow that may need some New Year luck....

December 25, 2015 - 6:00pm
30 weeks 5 days ago

Christ's Table provided a Christmas feast to those in need Friday.

Executive Director  Keely Warden said the dinner is for anyone who doesn't have a place to share a Christmas dinner with family and friends.

"We're serving Christmas day lunch here at Christ's Table," said Keely Warden. "We opened our doors to our family and friends that we serve everyday. It's very important for us to be here on Christmas day for our family and our friends. It was be hard to...

November 26, 2015 - 6:38pm
8 weeks 6 days ago

As we celebrated Thanksgiving Day, it is important to remember the reason behind the holiday. Abraham Lincoln recognized the last Thursday of November as Thanksgiving Day in the 1860s.

Along with the parades, pies, football games, and turkeys, the tradition of Thanksgiving is a day we are surrounded by family and friends. Most importantly, reminisce about the people and things we are grateful for. Now as the year is drawing closer to an end, we asked some of the you what are you most...

November 24, 2015 - 5:56pm
35 weeks 1 day ago

Students of Zanesville City Schools donated more than 200 canned goods to Christ's Table just in time for Thanksgiving.

The school district held its annual benevolent dinner Monday night for those who may not be able to receive a hot meal this Thursday. As part of the evening's festivities, Zane Grey Intermediate School hosted a literacy night for students and their families. Both events were free of charge, but those in attendance were asked to bring a canned good of their choice to...

September 30, 2015 - 5:20pm
43 weeks 15 hours ago

Those looking for a hot lunch at Christ's Table were in for a warm and cheesy surprise Wednesday.

Little Caesar's pizza filled the lunch line all made in their 'Love Kitchen' parked behind Christ's Table for the day. Driver of the east coast Love Kitchen Jeff O' Meara said that he's been driving from stop to stop feeding those in need for two years and it's rewarding to see people happier with the small favor.

"You got a lot of people that are down on their luck and just...

September 9, 2015 - 1:58pm
46 weeks 15 hours ago

Christ's Table is seeing a spike in fresh produce donations this summer.

Farmers from all across the area are delivering loads of their extra fresh fruits and vegetables to the table daily, in an effort to help them serve healthy and nutritious meals to those in need. Executive Director, Keely Warden, said their generous donations have really helped.

"Oh my gosh, it helps our budget so much, we budget about $25,000 every year to go to the grocery, so that makes the average...

August 12, 2015 - 2:21pm
50 weeks 16 hours ago

It's the third year that Kroger and Christ's Table will partner to give people cheaper admission to the Muskingum County fair while helping to feed others. 

Wednesday, August 19, is Kroger Day at the fair. Between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. People can donate at least two canned food items in place of the normal $9 admission. Kroger's head dairy clerk, Marti King, said it's a way to help people and bring families together. 

"It's all about the family," she said....

July 29, 2015 - 4:36pm
52 weeks 16 hours ago

Christ's Table is looking for fresh produce to serve daily. 

Executive director Keely Warden said every little bit helps. She said it's not something that people served by Christ's Table usually get to enjoy at home, so the cooks at the Table work hard to prepare fresh fruits and vegetables daily. 

"Fresh produce is very expensive," Warden said. "It's something that's a luxury for those that we serve to be able to go out and purchase, and it doesn't...

June 25, 2015 - 3:56pm
1 year 4 weeks ago

More than $12,000 was presented to Operation Feed from Century National Bank on June 25.

The money will go toward the 15 pantries and four hot meal programs in Muskingum County. Chairman of the Board of Century National Bank said the money is a product of a year of hard work.

"Our associates just really join in and every year come up with a a big food and cash donations to help out the agencies, so it's one of those things that we really enjoy doing and everybody gets behind...

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