Churchill Downs, Volunteers of America team up to feed families in need this Thanksgiving

HOPE Ministries will receive $15,000 to expand its food pantry.
HOPE Ministries will receive $15,000 to expand its food pantry.(WAFB)
Published: Nov. 23, 2020 at 5:53 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Local groups are working together to help feed families in need during a challenging holiday season amid a pandemic.

Churchill Downs Incorporated is working with the Volunteers of America Mid-States to collect turkeys and canned goods on Tuesday at the CDI parking lot, located at 600 North Hurstbourne Parkway.

Donations will be accepted between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., where officials from Churchill Downs and Volunteer of America helping to accept and gather donations in an outdoor, socially-distanced event.

“We’re so grateful to our generous partners at Churchill Downs Incorporated,” VOA President and CEO Jennifer Hancock said. “This is a particularly challenging year and we are really overwhelmed by their support. This event will help to make the holidays brighter for the families we serve.”

Residents of the Unity House will be one organization that will be receiving donations for their residents.

Unity House is a social services organization where families facing homelessness have a place to stay while the VOA works to find stable, long-term housing.

Pregnant or parenting women served by Freedom House, a nonprofit organization for mothers overcoming substance abuse disorder, will also benefit from the food drive.

For more information on the Volunteers of America Mid-States, visit their website.

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