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Catholic Action Center to host drive-thru Thanksgiving meal

Posted at 9:55 AM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 09:55:41-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — For more than two decades, the Catholic Action Center has fed hundreds of people on Thanksgiving Day. This year, it isn’t letting the pandemic make the community miss out on the holiday tradition.

“We've never canceled it in 25 years. We just had to be creative in a way to do it that's safe,” said Ginny Ramsey, director and co-founder of the Catholic Action Center.

That means moving the annual Faith and Community Thanksgiving Day meal from the table to the parking lot.

From 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, meals will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Recipients don't need everyone in their family in the car at the time they come in. They just have to let the staff know how many meals they need. Recipients can even walk up if they don't have a car.

The center plans to provide about 500 meals in total.

“We will stay in the spirit of Thanksgiving. Giving thanks for the day and being able to share, in spirit, the meal,” said Ramsey.

The Catholic Action Center is located at 1055 Industry Road in Lexington.