Nourish Lexington, a call-to-action collaboration between FoodChain, VisitLex, Keeneland and the Murry Family Foundation, was formed to prepare and distribute fresh, nutritious meals to anyone in need. Over 130,000 meals were provided between April and August.
This incredible team has worked together in the FoodChain Kitchen and beyond to alleviate hardship by providing meals for food insecure children and families that need immediate access to meals including hospitality industry families and vulnerable seniors in affordable housing complexes.
Thank you to the City of Lexington, Lex TV, and Bluegrass Farm to Table for making this video about Nourish Lexington Partners! Video features interviews with Leandra Forma of FoodChain, Ford Waterstrat of Sustainable Harvest Farm, Angelia Drake of From the Heart Catering, Tiffany Bellfield of Alfalfa Restaurant, and Thomas Sargent of Crooked Row Farm.
This effort has also linked the skills and bounty of our local food system professionals, including farmers, cooks, distributors, marketers, and servers in order to provide tens of thousands of meals for free to those struggling through this pandemic.
This orchestrated effort recognizes the dignity and inherent worth of all individuals in these troubled times, allowing each person to contribute where their skills are needed, while also building on the #TeamKentucky and #SharetheLex spirit that makes this community great. In the face of so much uncertainty, we know this: The need for access to freshly prepared meals is still great. Your donation will be put to work to nourish those who need it most.
How to Receive a Meal
If you would like to receive a meal, we distribute meals Monday, Wednesday, Friday outside of FoodChain from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
FoodChain: 501 W. Sixth St, Suite 105 (where Jefferson St. meets West Sixth St.)
***Practice social distancing upon arrival and keep 6 feet away from anyone in line. Stand on one of the “x” which are spaced 6 feet apart.
We are also launching our new meal delivery service with contactless delivery of meals to your doorstep. This new program is organized through a referral system. If you or someone you know needs meals delivered, please fill out the following form.
How to Help
Make a donation today to support this effort by giving to the Nourish Lexington Fund, held at the Blue Grass Community Foundation.
If you are a commercial kitchen or food pantry and have items to donate you can complete this form provided by Glean Kentucky, who will help arrange for pick-up and delivery to where it’s needed.