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Kentucky special events company donates thousands of meals

Posted at 7:59 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 17:24:07-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lundy's Special Events has stepped up to feed hundreds of people in the Bluegrass every day since mid-March.

Lundy's President, Alissa Tibe, estimated the company has donated 15,000 meals since March 17th.

"We have a remarkable crew that, since Saint Patrick's Day, has not stopped," Tibe said. "Every day, seven days a week. It's an opportunity to keep our staff employed and folks working."

Tibe said they feed 600 people a day at the Catholic Action Center and 400 meals every Saturday and Sunday for the women and children in the Salvation Army program. Starting Monday, they will provide 200 additional meals a day for those who don't have the means to get food and those who are home bound.

"For those folks who don't have families or loved ones who can bring food to them, it's important for our company, for our family, to take care of them," Tibe said.

Once the meals are prepared, the Catholic Action Center picks them up. Then, they are delivered to people, most of whom usually rely on the CAC for food.

"Our folks are used to being able to come to the Center for three meals a day, seven days a week," CAC Director Ginny Ramsey said. "But since we have had to stop visitors, that means that many people are left without food.

Lundy's, however, is making sure people, in the community they have been a part of for 50 years, do not go hungry.

Tibe asks anyone who needs a meal, to contact a local nonprofit, such as the Catholic Action Center, Salvation Army or the Community Action Council.