Operation Feed has multiple events this week to raise money and collect food donations for the Muskingum County Hunger Network
The events this week include the annual Cupcake War and A fill the bag event. Executive Director of Christ's Table, Keely Warden, said the cupcake war Thursday gives people an opportunity to see some crafty cupcakes and even get a taste of them. The event starts at 11:00 a.m. at the Department of Children's Services on East Pike.
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...
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...
Operation Feed continues to raise funds for the food pantries and hot meal programs in our area.
A quilt made by the Red Cross Guild of the Pieceable Quilters is the part of the latest fundraiser. Operation Feed is currently selling raffle tickets in order to give the quilt a good home. Operation Feed volunteer Keely Warden said she'd like to raise $500 from the raffle.
"I think the community recognizes the fact that the pantries and the hot meal programs are working...
Last year the Operation Feed Campaign provided more than one million meals to Muskingum County residents.
Thursday, the campaign kicked off another year of fundraising for the 15 food pantries, 2 special need pantries and 4 hot meal programs in our area. This year's campaign chair said that the need in our area is great.
"We're at the point where that's not going to be reduced," said Chairperson Sheriff Matt Lutz. "We're going to have more needs, so it's very...
The Muskingum County Hunger Network is in need of help from area businesses and organizations.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Committee is holding a city-wide food drive now until January 21st to help fulfill the food pantry's needs. The committee is asking every church, business and organization in Zanesville to collect canned food at their location to help feed the hungry.
"What we'll do is pick it up, and take it to Christ's Table and we'll divide it like we do...
A monetary gift will go a long way for the food pantries in our area.
Friday, ForestView Healthcare presented a $1,500 check to the Muskingum County Hunger Network. The Hunger Network supports 15 food pantries, four hot meal programs and two special needs pantries.
"I know all of our pantries and our hot meal programs especially are in true need of constant contributions," said President of the Hunger Network Tom Cover. "We got this phone call from ForestView to...
The struggling economy has impacted many families both locally and nationally. As personal needs increase, so do the needs of non-profit organizations like food pantries.
The Muskingum County Hunger Network consists of fifteen food pantries, two special needs pantries, and four hot meal programs. More and more people are turning to these programs to survive. While the organizations are glad to help those in need, they need help to meet the demands.
A Zanesville church is giving the gift of a nourishing meal to families across Muskingum County.
Last year members of the First Baptist Church discussed what they could do to better the community. Pastor Joseph Seese said that food surfaced as the most critical need, so his church donated $8,000 to the Muskingum County Hunger Network.
"We've been blessed over the years with people giving to our church, and we're reminded by the Bible to use our worldly resources to...