LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Two students at the Lexington Christian Academy are spending their Friday nights downtown, but they aren't soaking up the nightlife, they are giving back, delivering food and company to those who call the streets home.
"He was just like we need to do this, and I was like okay let's do it, " said LCA junior Kyle Jasper.
LCA students Aaron Bruner and Kyle Jasper created Kentucky Food Ministry after being inspired by a recent mission trip. They pack up bags of food and deliver them to Lexington's homeless.
"It's worth it. People need help, " said Aaron Bruner.
"We meet at his house at 4:30 or 4:45 and start packing lunches and then we just head out, " Jasper explained.
Each bag has a ham sandwich, chips, cookie and a drink. They now have so much support the entire project is now fully run on donations.
"I'm not anything special this whole thing started over text message, so anybody can do it, " Bruner said.
They meet downtown on Fridays, sometimes joined by friends, passing out food to anyone who needs it.
Jasper said, "I think about the physical, but I also think about the mental... like that's gotta be hard for someone not having a home."
They take time to talk, getting to know these individuals and most of all make sure they feel seen.
"They just want someone to talk to. I mean a lot of people sitting out here on the streets their entire life and everybody else just walks on by and doesn't even look at them, " Bruner said.
The whole time, the boys are aware of their own blessings and how fortunate they are.
Bruner said, "Help somebody out, make their day a little bit better."
If you'd like to donate to Kentucky Food Ministry's mission, find them on Instagram at @kyfoodministry or email at firstname.lastname@example.org