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JUST Feed Lexington Program Delivers Over 17,000 Meals

In March of this year when it became obvious that the COVID-19 pandemic was going to become a global problem like we’ve never seen before, our leadership decide to “pivot’ our focus for a short period of time and help those in need in a multi-faceted way. The idea was to help keep some of our restaurant workers employed and feed those in need. So, on March 31, 2020 we launched “JUST Feed Lexington” (Jubilee Unites Services to Feed Lexington). This was a partnership between Jubilee Jobs, the Fayette CO. Sheriff’s Office and three local restaurant partners (Selma’s Catering & Events, Saul Good Restaurant, and Local Taco). Jubilee Jobs acted as the coordinator and fiscal manager. The Sheriff’s Office delivered all meals and the restaurant partners prepares and packages the meals. Our focus was to help feed the “sheltered” which includes homeless women fleeing domestic violence & human trafficking and those sheltering through recovery. Over the past few weeks we added in some VA and senior facilities, plus first responders. Each week, we delivered 400 meals a day (200 lunch & 200 dinner), Monday through Friday. On May 29, 2020 we wrapped up the program with 17,223 meals delivered to 14 different facilities at 20 sites in Lexington, in addition to providing over 1,000 hours of paid employment to restaurant workers. 

Facilities served:
• Arbor Youth
• Breaking Free Kentucky
• Green House 17 (Two Sites)
• House of Hope
• Lexington-Fayette Co. Sheriff’s Office
• Lexington-Fayette Co. Fire Department (Six Fire Stations)
• Lexington Rescue Mission
• Main Street Baptist Manor
• Natalie Sisters
• The Potter’s House
• Saint James Place
• The Salvation Army
• Shepherd’s House
• Unshackled By Love

Thank you to everyone who helped us with this program, prayed for us, and donated to help. Your support and encouragement were greatly appreciated.