Coach Calipari And UK Men’s Team Hands Out Food At Salvation Army

Coach John Calipari and select members of the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team handed out food on Thanksgiving at the Salvation Army in Lexington.

Most of the food was provided by Lundys.  They said they prepared enough for 580 people, including 15 turkeys and 16 hams.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes also served the community.

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Joe Balogna’s donated food for the meal as well.

There were about 130 volunteers including Brian Jones.  Jones has volunteered for the past few years and this year brought his wife, six kids and the foreign exchange students staying in his home.

He and other volunteers delivered about 100 meals to homebound people.

Jones said it is nostalgic for him because he broke both of his legs while on top of a roof a few years ago.  He was told he would never walk again.

Today, he is up and moving.  Last year he said he helped an elderly woman to her chair on Thanksgiving.

"The look in her eye was the same as the way I looked at my wife.  I knew we were doing the right thing," said Jones.

The Salvation Army is located at 7th and West Main.  The meal was from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.