Local Agencies To Serve Hundreds of Free Thanksgiving Day Meals

Nov 21, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Social service agencies will be busy tomorrow serving up Thanksgiving meals for families and individuals in need. 

Major Debra Ashcraft of the Salvation Army says staff and volunteers will see to it that no one goes hungry this holiday.

“We anticipate serving over five hundred, now some of those meals will be delivered and I think it is so great that volunteers will also offer to take meals to the homebound.”

The Salvation Army’s Dining Room on West Main will be open tomorrow beginning around noon.  Then later in the day, Ginny Ramsey of the Catholic Action Center, says her group is hosting its 17th annual Faith and Community Thanksgiving Feast at Central Christian Church.

“We have donated turkey from all over, in fact our Knights of Columbus this year donated most of the food.  All kinds of people give so that we’re able to put together a Thanksgiving feast.

Serving times for tomorrow are from 5 to 7 p.m.

Lextran spokesperson Jill Barnett says the bus company is providing free rides to Sal’s Chophouse on Tates Creek Road tomorrow as volunteers from Southland Christian Church serve up complimentary meals there.

“They can be picked up at 10:45 at our Transit Center, which is on Vine Street.  At 1:15, at two different locations…it’s the North Park WalMart, near Russell Cave, and also at 1:15 the bus shelter outside Eyeglass World, which is on Nicholasville Road at Larkin Road.”

Barnett says Lextran will operate tomorrow on a Sunday schedule with regular stops for routes one through thirteen.