Christ's Table began in 1986 in response to a critical need for a warm meals program in Zanesville, Ohio and Muskingum County. It is an ecumenical ministry supported by individuals, businesses, churches and organizations. The operation was housed from its beginning in 1986 to November, 1991 in the basement of St. John's Lutheran Church. The service was relocated in 1991 to its present location at 28 South Sixth Street, to allow an expansion of its services and to provide facilities for the physically challenged in the community.
Christ's Table is managed by a fifteen-member board of directors who meet monthly. In addition, board members are actively involved in the day to day operations as well as fundraising for Christ's Table.
Christ's Table assists the county by providing a place for individuals to meet their work requirements to receive food assistance. The federal, state, county, local and juvenile court systems also send individuals to Christ's Table to work off community service hours. We are also a host agency for the Experience Works program by providing on-the-job training experience for low-income older workers whose goal is to gain permanent employment.
Christ's Table employs seven full-time employees, including an executive director, office manager and kitchen and maintenance personnel. Assistance to prepare, serve and deliver meals is provided from a pool of 100 volunteers. Guests are served warm, nutritious meals on a daily basis, Monday through Friday from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. and Saturday from 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Those who are unable to visit the facility receive a hot nutritious meal delivered by volunteer drivers every Monday through Friday. Approximately 230 in-house meals and 200 homebound meals are served daily.
The only contact some of our homebound people have in a day is the drivers who deliver their meals. These drivers not only provide meals, they also provide fellowship. We, at Christ's Table are blessed with volunteer drivers for our homebound meals. Currently we are sending out about 200 meals daily. The drivers use their own time, cars and gasoline.">Back to Top