Stories tagged with: muskingum county hunger network

August 12, 2016 - 5:49pm
1 week 5 days ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Feed The Children, Avon, Christ’s Table, and the City of Zanesville teamed up for the sixth year in a row to help the Muskingum County Hunger Network on Friday.

Keely Warden, Executive Director at Christ’s Table said that they served around 800 families with supplies.

“At least 1,800 children will go away today with a box full of food, non-perishables, and the most important thing, a box full of Avon products,” said...

April 14, 2016 - 1:06pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

The fifth annual 'Cupcake War' featured confection creations Thursday.

Eighteen participants showed off their pastry skills today at the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office and some familiar faces taste tested the cakes to award first, second and third prizes. A six dollar donation was all it cost to enjoy lunch and and cupcakes for a good cause.

"It's a great feeling," said Cupcake War Committee Member Sarah Abrams. "I mean it's definitely a lot of hard work that's...

April 14, 2016 - 10:29am
3 weeks 6 days ago

The Muskingum County Hunger Network is hosting a food drive to benefit Operation Feed Friday.

You can donate money or non-perishable items at both Wal-mart locations in Zanesville from noon until 6 p.m. All donations will benefit the 15 food pantries and four hot meal programs in the local area.

"Last year the 15 food pantries and four hot meal programs of the Muskingum County Hunger Network provided almost one million meals here in Muskingum County, 910,000 meals,"...

April 6, 2016 - 10:47am
3 weeks 6 days ago

Operation Feed kicked off a two month campaign to support the Muskingum County Hunger Network.

Cupcake bakers and eaters alike are invited to the 5th Annual Cupcake War on April 14.

With 12 bakers already signed up, there is still room for cupcake chefs to bring their tools and show off their skills and it doesn't cost anything to participate.

Executive Director at Christ's Table Keely Warden said participating in events like this one can make a big change in the lives of...

October 20, 2015 - 5:31pm
44 weeks 1 day ago

The Muskingum County Hunger network is hoping to make a difference in our community this weekend.

National "Make a Difference Day" is this Saturday, and Muskingum County's 15 food pantries are coming together for a food drive. As hunger remains a leading issue in the county, the different pantries will be set up at locations all across the area accepting food donations.

"We are hoping that our pantries and hot meal programs can go back Saturday and help stock those...

May 13, 2015 - 3:42pm
1 year 14 weeks ago

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. 

"Everybody has...

March 27, 2015 - 4:52pm
1 year 21 weeks 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...

August 29, 2013 - 5:48pm
2 years 51 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...

April 11, 2013 - 11:51am
3 years 19 weeks ago

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...

March 7, 2013 - 6:53pm
3 years 24 weeks ago

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...

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