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Nourish Lexington says thank you to firefighters with more than 170 free meals

Posted at 2:05 PM, May 20, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Nourish Lexington is saying thank you to firefighters for putting their lives on the line every day.

The group gave out more than 170 free lunches at Red Mile to every single firefighter who was working the Wednesday day shift.

“It’s really a fantastic gesture by some amazing community partners,” said Lexington Assistant Fire Chief Jason Wells.

Wells says the show of appreciation means a lot.

While many have been able to work from home during the pandemic, the Lexington Fire Department hasn’t stopped.

“It is certainly what we do, but this pandemic has put a whole new spin on it. So there is a higher level of anxiety and we just have to keep going and do our job and remember that we’re here for the community,” said Wells.

That spirit of community is why leaders at Nourish Lexington wanted to say thank you.

The Nourish Lexington initiative, put together by Food Chain and VisitLEX, has provided more than 30,000 free meals to people since early April.

Circeo Fannin Law Group sponsored the first ever Nourish our Heroes event on Wednesday, while the food was made by Bayou Bluegrass Catering.

“What can we do to show our support and our care and our love for them. We hope nourish our heroes expands into other sectors of front line workers like healthcare workers who can’t stop during this crisis,” said Erin Hilton, Marketing Project Manager with VisitLEX.

Nourish Lexington is continuing to hand out free dinners to people at Red Mile and they’re asking for donations, for more information click here.