Lexington Rescue Mission expands free lunch program

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington Rescue Mission has announced it will serve lunch six days a week now.

The expanded free lunch program goes into effect this week.

The organization will be serving hot lunch Monday – Saturday, from 12-1 p.m. at its Outreach Center on Glen Arvin Avenue.

Previously, the Mission only served lunch four days a week.

“We are expanding our lunch service to meet the need of our guests. People were asking for lunch even on the days we didn’t serve,” said Jim Connell, Lexington Rescue Mission’s Executive Director. “With this expansion, we anticipate serving an additional 12,000 public meals per year.”

Meals at the Mission are free of charge to ensure they are easily accessible to everyone who is hungry, regardless of income.

The Mission is asking for help providing the extra meals by making a donation at www.lexingtonrescue.org, or sending it to Lexington Rescue Mission, PO Box 1050, Lexington, Ky. 40588.

Supplies can be dropped off at the Mission, which is located at 444 Glen Arvin Ave. Of particular need this week are instant mashed potatoes, canned fruit, brownie mix and saltine crackers.

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