Stories tagged with: Operation Feed

March 7, 2013 - 6:53pm
2 years 21 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
3 years 9 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
3 years 10 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 10 weeks 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...

May 18, 2012 - 11:34am
3 years 10 weeks ago

Local celebrities are ready to take a pie to the face to help out area food pantries.

It's all a part of raising funds for Operation Feed. June Smith is with children's services and organized the event.

"We had done it at our agency on a smaller scale a few years ago and it worked out very well so we decided if we got celebrities we could sell more tickets and it seems to be going pretty well so far," said Smith.

Sheriff Matt Lutz is one of those celebrities.

May 17, 2012 - 11:26am
3 years 11 weeks ago

One local grocery store is getting in on the Operation Feed action.

Riesbeck's Pick 'N Save is helping Operation Feed but will also be helping a lucky customer.

"Every year Operation Feed has a food drive and we participate in one form or another, in year's past we've had food drives where people drop food off. This year we decided to do something different, we're having a 90-second shopping spree," said manager Rich Daugherty.

Riesbeck's has always been involved...

May 9, 2012 - 5:01pm
3 years 12 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
3 years 14 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 16 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 21 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...

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