LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Leaders with the Catholic Action Center were determined to continue a now 25-year tradition this Thanksgiving despite the pandemic's challenges.
Each year, the shelter prepares and serves hundreds of Thanksgiving meals for the community. The usual gathering wasn't possible this year, but Director Ginny Ramsey said they still managed to serve over 400 meals.
"We've had to make quite an adjustment, but we're not adjusting the idea that it's a day for celebration and giving thanks," Ramsey said.
Volunteers offered a drive-through or walk-up option to pick up meals Thursday evening. They also dropped off meals to people who were unable to travel to the Catholic Action Center.
"We're all in this together, and we can get through it," Ramsey said.
Despite the challenges created by the pandemic, Ramsey said there is still plenty to be grateful for this year.
"I think that we're giving thanks for the fact that all of us are here, and we woke up this morning," she said. "With the virus, no one knows whether they're going to be infected...so, our folks are very aware that this is a gift; every day is a gift."