Stories tagged with: Operation Feed

May 9, 2012 - 5:01pm
2 years 49 weeks ago

When your letter carrier brings your mail this Saturday, make sure you leave some food for him or her...

This weekend marks the 20th annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive. Letter carriers in the area are teaming up with Operation Feed to collect food donations left by mailboxes along their normal routes.

"This is the biggest for our Operation Feed campaign that's running through the end of May. This is the biggest food drive of the year for us. So we're very...

April 24, 2012 - 2:55pm
2 years 51 weeks ago

Muskingum County Children's Services is holding a basket raffle to benefit Operation Feed.

Each unit of Children's Services contributed a basket towards the raffle.

Operation Feed Chairwoman, June Smith said the basket raffle is just one of the many fundraisers that Children's Services holds during the year.

"We're selling tickets, They're 6 for $5.00 or $1.00 a piece. We've taken them to some different places, and displayed them, we will be at the Art Walk in the...

April 6, 2012 - 5:14pm
3 years 2 weeks ago

Operation Feed is raising money for needy babies in our area.

The 4th annual Community Baby Shower was held Friday outside of Riesbeck's Pick-N-Save in South Zanesville.

Operation Feed Program Specialist Sandy Baughman said the store helped to supply items to customers to donate.

"Pick-N-Save donates all the product. We sell it to-- say you by one of the baggies, and donate the bag to us, then Pick-N-Save also donates the cash from that, so we get both," said...

March 8, 2012 - 6:45pm
3 years 6 weeks ago

A local organization is looking to relieve the hurt in hunger...

Operation Feed held its annual kick-off campaign Thursday afternoon. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz took to his new position as chairperson, and said that community involvement is a priority.

"The volunteers have done excellent, and the food pantries, in this community, have done excellent work. We just think there's some more to gain out there by getting some more community members involved," said...

May 26, 2011 - 5:22pm
3 years 47 weeks ago

The Operation Feed campaign wrapped up Thursday.

Chairwoman Waynette Tackett says this year, the campaign struggled a little bit due to the sluggish economy and increase in gas prices, but they are fortunate for what they were able to accomplish.

"We've made a little over 20,000 dollars. We've collected over 20,000 pounds of food. So we feel very blessed that we've done that. It's just really down from numbers we've seen in the past," said Tackett.

 

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May 21, 2011 - 4:21pm
3 years 47 weeks ago

There were no fire trucks, bands or floats in Operation Feed's Parade Saturday.

Instead there were cars, vans and shopping cars dropping off food and money donations for Riesbeck's Food Parade for Operation Feed.

"This is so needed," said Sandy Baughman of  Operation Feed. "We are so grateful for this day. The donations are down, the funding is down and this will really boost it up."

Pre-made bags of donations were available for purchase at Pick 'N...

May 19, 2011 - 11:06am
3 years 48 weeks ago

With the state of the economy and high gas prices, local families in need can use your help.

Operation Feed is hosting Riesbeck's Food Parade this Saturday at the Riesbeck's Pick'n Save on Howard Street.  The community is encouraged to drop off food donations or purchase five dollar pre-made bags of needed items available inside the store.  President of Muskingum Hunger Network, Tom Cover, says the community's support is extremely important.

"Our pantries are...

June 24, 2010 - 6:14pm
4 years 43 weeks ago

Fighting hunger is the name of their game, and following a year of providing food for the community, it was a time to recognize those who help.

The Operation Feed Food Drive campaign came to a close Thursday, and although they didn't quite reach their goal, they are still calling it a great success.

"Today is our wrap up, and this is where we're going to honor everyone for all their hard work they've put into raising money and supporting our hunger network. Also our hunger...

June 4, 2010 - 9:58am
4 years 45 weeks ago

 

Local law enforcement officers are helping the community in a different way today.

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol got together and held a food drive to help support Operation Feed.

Everything that was collected was given to Christ's Table Friday morning. Zanesville Post Commander Lt. Steven Rine said troopers do more than enforce laws.

"It's makes us feel really good it makes me feel good and like I said I joined the patrol to be a public...

May 21, 2010 - 3:37pm
4 years 47 weeks ago

The rain couldn't keep people away from donating to Operation Feed.

The campaign continued today at Reisbeck's Pick N Save on Howard Street in Zanesville.

"The day is going really well," said Carol Morgan, chairperson of Operation Feed. "People are buying bags and we're really excited about it. A lot of people are coming through and they understand the cause and they're really giving. Sometimes it's larger amounts, so that really excites us, we're really...

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