Salvation Army of Zanesville closes food

Steph West
 |  Special to the Times-Reporter

ZANESVILLE − The Salvation Army of Zanesville, 515 Putnam Ave., has closed its food pantry. May 31 was its last day.

The exact reason why was not disclosed to The Times Recorder. Only a statement was provided via email which read: “After prayerful consideration, we have decided to focus on our soup kitchen, shelter and social services,” said Envoy George Bates.

The Salvation Army’s soup kitchen is a restaurant-type environment and offers nutritious meals to the public Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

The food pantry was considered an emergency service.

“Anyone in need of food pantry services is encouraged to call the United Way information and referral hotline at 211,” Bates said in his statement.

Where to get help

For Muskingum County residents, the United Way directs you to to find local food pantries. There are multiple listings for food assistance and hot meals. For Perry and Morgan County residents in need of a food pantry, the United Way asks you to dial 211.

Within 25 minutes of Zanesville zip code 43071, Fresh Trak lists these food pantries. You will need to call for times and dates as some change by day.

● Christ’s Table Community Meal Site, 28 S. 6th St., Zanesville, 740-452-9766

● Eastside Community Ministry Food Pantry, 221 Stillwell St., Zanesville, 740-452-7519

● COGASOC Food Pantry, 528 Cliffwood Ave., Zanesville, 740-221-2089

● North Terrace Food Pantry, 1420 Brandywine Blvd., Zanesville, 740-453-2921

● Coburn United Methodist Food Pantry, 3618 Maple Ave., Zanesville, 740-454-0186

● South Zanesville Untied Methodist Church Food Pantry, 53 E. Main St., Zanesville, 740-452-2457

● College Drive Presbyterian Pantry, 2 W. High St., New Concord, 740-584-4490

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