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Gratitude in Action

Nov 12, 2023 02:02PM ● By Marie Lewis

As the holiday season unfolds, it's a time not only for festive decorations and joyful gatherings but also for expressing gratitude and extending a helping hand to those in need. In Louisville, the community spirit shines brightly through various holiday giveaways and opportunities for individuals and families to enjoy a warm Thanksgiving meal. In this article, we'll explore the significance of being thankful and highlight some wonderful initiatives in the Louisville community.

The Power of Thankfulness

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the blessings in our lives and express gratitude for the moments, relationships, and experiences that bring us joy. It's also a time to share that gratitude with others, especially those facing challenges or hardships.

Holiday Giveaways: Spreading Joy and Nourishment

One beautiful tradition during the holiday season is the abundance of giveaways aimed at helping those in need. Local organizations and community leaders collaborate to provide food, essential items, and a sense of warmth to those who may be struggling.

Thanksgiving Meals in Louisville: Where to Find a Helping Hand


  • Sheryl Fox Ministries and Emmanuel Baptist church are offering Free Thanksgiving Dinner check out the flyer below: 

  •  TumbleWeed: This is for take-out Thanksgiving meals only. The restaurant will not be open for regular business that day. Look at the flyer for more details:
  •  Fern Creek Highview United Ministries: Assistance center Located at 9300 Beulah Church Rd, Louisville, KY 40291. Thanksgiving basket giveaway on Nov. 22 at 10 am. Refer to the flyer for more details:

  • The StrEatery: Located at 304 West Woodlawn Ave are offering a Free Thanksgiving dinner for everyone who wants or needs Nov. 22nd 5pm.


How You Can Contribute 
  1. Volunteer Your Time: Many organizations organizing holiday giveaways and meals welcome volunteers. Offer your time and skills to make a positive impact.

  2. Donate to Food Drives: Support local food drives by donating non-perishable items. Every contribution, big or small, makes a difference.

  3. Spread the Word: Share information about holiday giveaways and meals with those who may benefit. A simple act of sharing can connect someone in need with valuable resources.

This Thanksgiving, let's cultivate a spirit of gratitude and generosity. Whether you're in a position to give or in need of assistance, know that the Louisville community comes together to ensure that everyone can experience the warmth and joy of the holiday season.

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