LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The turkey. It’s the star of the Thanksgiving feast. In a standard yr, getting a large fowl could be a massive ask for a household that is stretched skinny, however as Leandra Forman with Foodchain is aware of, this yr, a rising variety of folks can not afford a conventional meal as a result of pandemic.
“It is undoubtedly a time of hardship for households that have meals insecurity, ” Leandra Forman of Foodchain stated.
Enter Farmer Joe. He has been elevating turkeys for seven years simply exterior of Lexington, and he’s ensuring his humanely raised, non-GMO turkeys are getting on the tables of those that want them essentially the most.
Farmer Joe Weber stated, “We’re actually grateful for the chance to offer again and know that the arduous work we put into it is ready to be loved by others.”
Weber teamed up final yr with Foodchain, the native Lexington non-profit that helps fight meals insecurity. He donated 35 turkeys which helped feed 500 households. This yr they wish to go even larger, however they need assistance.
“We collaborated collectively and have been in a position to come as much as supply the general public the choice to purchase a donation turkey for them, ” Weber defined. “So, for $60 you should purchase a turkey, and feed households within the space.”
So together with that stunning, contemporary, and native fowl, households may also obtain a number of different native produce and Thanksgiving staples. Giving these households in needn’t solely a nourishing, contemporary, and healthful meal but additionally a way of safety and value.
“Households that obtain these bins really feel the distinction of their our bodies, they really feel the distinction of their well being, they really feel the distinction of their psychological state, ” Leandra Forman stated.
Weber added, “It is a actually fantastic trigger, particularly on this day in age. You need to simply give again to the neighborhood in the event you can, and what higher time to try this than Thanksgiving.”
If you would like to donate a turkey, go to www.farmerjoesky.com. Click on on the Vacation Turkey hyperlink and choose the donation turkey.
If you happen to want some assist this Thanksgiving, Foodchain might be doing a meal giveaway on Monday on the intersection of Jefferson Road and West sixth Road in Lexington from 5:30-7:00 p.m.