Churches provided meals for needy at Thanksgiving

St. James Church and School in Elizabethtown, Ky., and St. Christopher Church in Radcliff, Ky., were among several parishes and agencies in the Archdiocese of Louisville to provide hundreds of meals to people in need this Thanksgiving.

The News-Enterprise in Elizabethtown reported on Nov. 27 that since the 1980s, volunteers from St. James have prepared and hosted Thanksgiving Day dinner for families and individuals in need.

Last week, volunteers from the parish served about 1,200 people at the dinner, which was held at St. James School, 401 Robinbrooke Blvd.

Five Elizabethtown-area churches, including First Christian Church, First Presbyterian Church, Christ Episcopal Church, Memorial United Methodist Church and House of Prayer Lutheran, joined volunteers from St. James by preparing or serving the food, the News-Enterprise story said.

Between 75 and 100 people volunteered their time at the dinner, the newspaper reported.

In nearby Radcliff, more than 100 volunteers gathered Nov. 26 at St. Christopher’s parish center, where they prepared 653 meals to deliver to 178 households, according to a Nov. 28 story by the News-Enterprise.

Dean Sears, the event organizer and parish administrator, said the preparation and delivery of the Thanksgiving meals were not just the work of the St. Christopher parish but included volunteers from neighboring churches, including Powerhouse of Praise and Deliverance in Elizabethtown and St. Brigid Church in Vine Grove, Ky., the News-Enterprise reported.

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