During this uncertain time, many laid-off workers are struggling to pay bills and provide food for their families. Most of the current food assistance programs are focused on school-age children. While that is important, other groups may get overlooked — the sheltered, homeless, elderly, healthcare workers and our first responders. The JUST Feed Lexington program (Jubilee Unites Services To Feed Lexington) will help keep some of our restaurant service workers employed and help ease some of the meal burden by providing 400 meals a day over a 5 day period each week and delivering them to in-need recipients. Our first two weeks will focus on “sheltered recipients” which includes the homeless, women fleeing domestic violence and recovery programs. As donations increase, we’ll also expand to providing meals to our community’s first responders.
How it Will Work
Jubilee Jobs will act as the program coordinator and fiscal manager. Selma’s Catering (and hopefully others) will prepare and package the meals at cost. The Sheriff’s Department and/or other community partners will serve as the primary delivery system. Meal recipients will place their food orders with the participating restaurants or Jubilee Jobs (prior to delivery day). Each day a delivery plan and recipient meal order will be prepared by the Jubilee Jobs staff, as well as confirming everything is ready for pick up. At a specified time, the delivery partner will pick the meals up and deliver them to our recipients as scheduled.
Our Current List of Shelter Meal Recipients:
The Salvation Army, Lexington Rescue Mission, Shepherds House, Green House 17, House of Hope, Pottes House, Arbor Youth, Unshackled by Love, Breaking Free KY and Natalie’s Sisters
How You Can Help
Program costs are currently estimated at $10,000 per week. That includes the 5 day meal program that will provide 200 lunch and 200 dinner meals each day. The plan is to operate for an initial period of two weeks beginning the week of March 30th and add two additional weeks if funds can be generated to support the cost. Jubilee Jobs of Lexington will directly pay the restaurant for the meals and we expect there to be no delivery cost. WE DESPERATELY NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE IN ACCOMPLISHING THIS BOLD AND COMPASSIONATE INITIATIVE.
Will you prayerfully consider joining us in this important work for our community?
Please DONATE at the button above. Thank you!
100% of all donations go to meal costs.