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Salvation Army still plans to feed hundreds this Thanksgiving

Posted at 11:01 PM, Nov 11, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — For decades, the Salvation Army in Lexington has welcomed crowds of people into its gym for a Thanksgiving meal.

This year, because of the pandemic, that won't be possible. However, the organization still plans to feed hundreds this year as it offers drive-through pick-up and delivery meals.

"We're going to have the ability to meet those needs like we always do," Major William Garrett said.

According to Garrett, the meals will be available for pick-up on the morning of Thanksgiving. That's also when volunteers will make drop-offs.

As in previous years, Lundy's Special Events will provide meals.

"We think that the numbers are going to be even bigger this year with so many folks that have lost their jobs, that have lost their homes due to the economic conditions with the COVID virus," said Alissa Tibe, President of Lundy's Special Events.

While the gathering won't be the same, Tibe said the food will be.

"Green beans, mashed potatoes, stuffing, all the traditional Thanksgiving fare," she said.

Lundy's plans to prepare to feed about 500-600 people, she said.

People who would like to request a Thanksgiving meal from the Salvation Army can call 858-252-7706.