Lexington church aims to collect 100,000 Thanksgiving meals this weekend

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Crossroads Church Thanksgiving Food Drive (Crossroads Church)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Crossroads Church has a core belief that helping those in need is a part of who they are and who God wants them to be.

The Lexington branch of Crossroads Church has planned to collect 100,000 Thanksgiving meals this weekend as part of their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.

Crossroads Lexington will be one of 10 branches that will be collecting boxes and food items from local community members at 4128 Todds Rd. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 21.

The Thanksgiving Food Drive was one of Crossroads Church’s first community service events they launched since the church opened in 1996. It has been an annual tradition that has fed hundreds of thousands of people on Thanksgiving for the past 25 years.

“Thanksgiving Food Drive is an opportunity for the Crossroads community to be a blessing to families in need. Due to many different circumstances, there are families who experience food insecurity, and that issue is prevalent regardless of the season. We want to bridge that gap, and Thanksgiving Food Drive is a great opportunity to do just that,” Crossroads Local Reach Out Director Eboni Perkins said.

The meal boxes contain frozen turkeys, fresh vegetables, side dishes, desserts, and other items from a shopping list provided by the churches. These boxes are intended to create a full Thanksgiving meal for an entire family.

Additionally, local food pantries will be stocked with additional boxes containing non-perishable food items throughout the holiday season.

Crossroads Churches will be partnering with local schools and nonprofit organizations to distribute the boxes at a later date. For more information, visit crossroads.net/tfd.

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