LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – The Catholic Action Center fed hundreds of people for its 26th annual Thanksgiving Day meal of faith and community.
Brother Thomas, a Catholic Action Center volunteer, led traffic during the driving event.
“I’m so thankful you don’t know because it could be me. I was out there doing drugs and stuff and because of the grace of God I’m not. So, it’s like medicine to me. It makes me feel better than anything in the world for helping someone else, “Thomas said.
COVID-19 restrictions have changed a lot of dinner traditions. The event typically has around 200 volunteers handing out food over a sit-down dinner and delivering meals to the community.
Principal Ginny Ramsey said volunteers weren’t allowed this year, but a few showed up determined to work anyway.
âOf course, we can’t get everyone together and have songs, prayers, fellowship and great food because we would also be sharing COVID, the possibility of COVID. So last year we did. about 375 meals. This year we’re going to be close to the same, “Ramsey said.
In addition to feeding those in need, they are asking the community to respond to a survey: “What’s your Homelessness Awareness IQ?” Â»The quiz of 15 questions that will test your knowledge to help them increase awareness of homelessness.