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...
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.
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.
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...