Meal program to serve 400 meals a day

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Posted at 3:52 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 21:02:31-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lexington organization has teamed up with a local restaurant to serve hundreds of meals the next two weeks, making sure the city's most vulnerable aren't forgotten about.

Jubilee Jobs, along with Local Taco, will be serving 400 meals a day for the next two weeks. The program serves 200 meals at lunch and 200 at dinner.

"Right now, our focus is going to be the shelters. That's going to include the homeless, the women fleeing domestic violence and those that are sheltering for recovery," Executive Director at Jubilee Jobs Bruce Manor said.

The meal program called 'Just Feed Lexington' allows Local Taco to keep some normalcy.

"This structure allows us to order all of our fresh products in, to prep it, to prepare it and make it and keep the staff employed. Then feed people in need," owner of Local Taco, Matt Burton, said.

The meal program relies on donations from the community and the team hopes to get more so they can serve meals longer than two weeks.

"And hope that other restaurants and contributors in the community may be willing to join in with us or begin their own process of helping other people," Board Chair at Jubilee Jobs Erin Rouse said.

All to make sure the most vulnerable in the Lexington aren't forgotten.

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