“It is a little known, painful and rarely-acknowledged truth that some of our neighbors sometimes go to bed hungry.  Thankfully, Lex Eat Together gives us the chance both to feed those in need and to reunite our community” – Representative Jay Kaufman

 

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Many people in Lexington struggle with not having enough food for themselves and their families.  Census data tells us that about 1200 people in Lexington live below the poverty line, and another 3000 people live between the poverty line and the income level that qualifies for State heating assistance. For others, the loss of a job, death of a spouse, a medical emergency or other life event might be all it takes to come face to face with food insecurity and hunger.

 

Lex Eat Together is a newly formed volunteer organization modeled on successful community meal programs in nearby towns. Starting WednesdayOctober 21, 2015, a weekly nutritious dinner will be served in the heart of Lexington to ANYONE in need of food and/or companionship. The goal is to provide a healthy, well-balanced meal to all who come to join us in a way that respects the dignity of those we serve.  The Church of Our Redeemer in Lexington Center has graciously agreed to host this weekly meal in the Church’s newly renovated Great Hall.

 

Lex Eat Together is now recruiting volunteers from all corners of Lexington to help cook, serve, set up and clean up each Wednesday afternoon and early evening.

 

We hope you will join us in this effort. You can sign up to volunteer on the website lexeattogether.org.