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Nourish Lexington distributed more than 50,000 meals since inception eight weeks ago

Nourish Lexington, which began serving meals eight weeks ago, has prepared and distributed more than 50,000 meals to date.

The organization also announced that it has surpassed the $200,000 mark on dollars spent in the local economy. To date, 32 shift workers received payment.

In addition, Nourish Lexington received $10,000 from the Coronavirus Response Fund at the Blue Grass Community Foundation.

“The outpouring of support and generosity has been overwhelming but not surprising,” said FoodChain Executive Director Becca Self. “Lexington is a caring community. We pick each other up in fundamental ways that demonstrate our love for one another.”

In the last two weeks, Nourish Lexington distributed 15,254 meals – including 4,400 school lunches. Partners included UK Dining/Aramark/Athenian, Bayou Bluegrass Catering, BLVD, Minton’s and Pie Five Pizza.

Food distribution this week will be held at 5:30 p.m. each week day at FoodChain (501 W. Sixth St.) and The Red Mile (1200 Red Mile Road). Meal preparation partners include Athenian/UK Dining, Bayou Bluegrass Catering and Minton’s.

Nourish Lexington is fueled by the generous donations from community partners and members of the public. To learn more about this effort and help feed members of our community who need it most, visit www.nourishlexington.org or bgcf.givingfuel.com.

To apply to work a shift at the Nourish Kitchen, receive a meal or learn more about donating product or kitchen space to Nourish Lexington, visit www.nourishlexington.org.

From Nourish Lexington

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