Stories tagged with: Operation Feed

May 30, 2013 - 4:38pm
1 year 50 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...

May 29, 2013 - 4:50pm
1 year 51 weeks ago

What do a sheriff, fire chief, county commissioner, and a mayor have in common? For Zanesville and Muskingum County, they all got pies thrown in their faces Wednesday afternoon.

The Operation Feed Pie in the Face event, is a fundraiser to fill the food pantries for Muskingum County. Wednesday, twelve local celebrities volunteered to take pie filling, crust, and of course, whip cream to the face all for the good cause.

"It will go to all the pantries in Muskingum county,...

May 15, 2013 - 3:35pm
2 years 6 days ago

Riesbeck's in downtown Zanesville is sponsoring the shopping spree event for the second year in a row. It raises money for Operation Feed and is set for Friday, May 24 at 8:30 a.m.

"It's a 90-second shopping spree, you can purchase a ticket and if you are the lucky winner, you will be chosen to come into the store and you will be given a shopping cart and 90-seconds. You can go through the store and get as much as you can in your cart and it will be yours," said Keely Warden...

April 11, 2013 - 11:51am
2 years 5 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 21, 2013 - 1:23pm
2 years 8 weeks ago

Children Service's became a cupcake lover's dream come true.

Thursday, the organization sponsored cupcake wars in order to raise money for Operation Feed. This is the second year for the event.

"There are many people who are hungry and sometimes others don't really recognize that because their bellies are full, so what we wanted to do was reach out to our community and hopefully they'll help us feed those who are less fortunate then we are," said organizer Patsy...

March 20, 2013 - 6:25pm
2 years 9 weeks ago

Operation Feed is a program established through the Hunger Network that supplies many food pantries around the area.

With more people requiring the assistance Operation Feed has several fundraisers and one of it's favorites is the cupcake war event.

Patsy McDonald,  from Adult Protection Services said, "We decided we wanted to make a difference in lives of people so we thought that would be a fun way for people coming out experiencing different tasting cupcakes as well...

March 7, 2013 - 6:53pm
2 years 10 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...

May 31, 2012 - 6:26pm
2 years 50 weeks ago

Thousands of people in our area won't go hungry thanks to the hard work of volunteers.

Operation Feed wrapped up its campaign with a celebration at the Salvation Army.  Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said food and monetary donations are collected to help those in need.

"We have 15 food pantries in the county, and we have two hot meal programs, so people can go into those pantries and receive help," said Lutz.  "That's how it's done, and the food and...

May 23, 2012 - 3:08pm
2 years 52 weeks ago

Ten well-known figures in Zanesville agreed to have whipped cream thrown in their faces Wednesday...

As part of an Operation Feed fundraiser, ten local "celebrities" were chosen to be pied in the face on the steps of the Muskingum County Courthouse.

"We got this idea to have 12 celebrities, I think we're down to 10 right now, do a pie in the face, and we sold tickets at each of their agencies. And I think so far, we're at about 500 dollars in ticket sales,"...

May 22, 2012 - 11:20am
3 years 41 min ago

One lucky shopper rushed to grab as many groceries as possible in a minute and a half at Riesbeck's.

Susan Morgan of Zanesville nabbed $190 worth of food during her spree put on by the store to raise money for Operation Feed. In her cart were crab legs, two hams, shrimp and coffee.

"It went good, got everything I needed except my laundry soap," said Morgan with a laugh. 

She admitted to being nervous before her run and that the time went really...

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