Basketball team helps serve meals at Salvation Army Thanksgiving dinner

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - For decades, Lundy's Catering has visited the Salvation Army on Thanksgiving to feed people in need. In fact, this is the 30th year the company has teamed up with Salvation Army to provide a meal for the less fortunate.

Members of the Kentucky Men's Basketball team were among those who volunteered to serve Thanksgiving meals at the Salvation Army. (11/23/17)

Volunteers of all ages came out on Thursday to serve food and spend time with those who may not otherwise have any company for the holiday. Among those volunteers: Coach John Calipari and the members of the Kentucky Men's Basketball team. The players passed out food and took photos with a lot of excited fans.

"They are thankful that people care enough to want to do something. I hear people say I really care, but when people give up their time and energy, it really make a difference," Area Commander of the Salvation Army, Thomas Hinzan said.

Thursday's meal, like years past, was catered by Lundy's. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, whose family own the catering company, said this is their 30th year helping out.

"It started with parents who have very big hearts who then continued this day to teach, not only each of their daughters, but now their grandchildren, what giving back to the community is all about," Secretary of State, Alison Lundergan Grimes said.

In addition to serving people at the facility on Main Street, the Salvation Army delivered close to 200 meals to people throughout the city.



 
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