We still plan to serve thousands of Thanksgiving meals in 2020, but with Covid upon us, we need your help now more than ever!
“With such a mixed-up year that it's been, we said let's do something totally nontraditional,” said Nina Moseley, COO of Wayside Christian Mission. “We're going to serve grilled hamburgers and cheeseburgers and picnic type food outside for those not staying here at Wayside Christian Mission.”
Due to Covid safety measures, Wayside volunteers will deliver the grilled food items to the homeless camps, rather than have people come into the shelter.
Those living at the mission’s two campuses, including Hotel Louisville, will still receive a traditional Thanksgiving meal, but in a limited, socially distanced setting.
Wayside usually serves around 3,000 meals -- including breakfast, lunch, and dinner -- on Thanksgiving. "We want to give a very good, home-style holiday to our homeless folks," Moseley said.
Moseley says the volunteers who serve the food, as well as the organizations and individuals who provide donations, make it all possible.
“Without our volunteers in the community, we would not be able to put this on ... especially this year with Covid hurting so many."
As our 'Meal-Ometer' above shows, Wayside will average serving 2000 MEALS PER DAY from Nov 15 through Dec 31! That's 94,000 meals at a cost close to $142,000! To make that happen, we need all of the financial help we can get.
And that just covers the meal part of Wayside's services. We're also offering shelter to those who need it.
Please help your Louisville neighbors with an act of kindness.
So, how much should you give? Here are 3 examples of OUR costs to help you decide:
MEAL FOR 1 PERSON
Hot, balanced meal.
Includes mobile kitchen program
$1.58 per meal
NIGHT FOR 1 PERSON
Includes bed, linens, utilities, clothing/hygiene items as needed, security, access to case
management, access to chaplaincy/religious activities, housing search assistance
$18.41 per night per individual
NIGHT FOR 1 FAMILY
Includes semi-private family accommodations, beds, linens, utilities, clothing/hygiene
items as needed intensive case management, access to chaplaincy/religious activities,
housing search assistance, job search assistance, tutoring/academic assistance,
$36.82 per night per family
We welcome any amount you can comfortably afford to give, using one of these three options:
(1) Call us at 502-836-7661
(2) Mail a check to Wayside Christian Mission, PO Box 7249, Louisville, KY 40257
(3) Donate online over our SECURE SERVER by clicking the button below: