LOUISVILLE, Ky. - There was a celebration of giving held days before the Thanksgiving holiday, in West Louisville. Think Tank and Colors Newspaper marked the 25th year holiday meals have been given away to neighbors for free there. People lines the sidewalk down 18th Street and Muhammad Ali, to get to the assembly line giveaway inside the Sweet Peaches restaurant.
They handed-off turkey or ham, sweet potatoes and collard greens to the grateful guests that came in. The food was supplied by donations, through Rev. Gerome Sutton's ministry.
"God's been good to me, and I'm thankful. And I have a lot of friends! We couldn't do it without all of the support we get," Sutton said, "we're celebrating the bounty of God's earth. That's what we're doing. We are demonstrating that we are thankful."
One of the neighbors to line the sidewalk for help with holiday supplies, was Pam Rucker. Rucker has family members sick in the hospital, so life for her has been hectic. She calls the food giveaway a blessing.
"My little boy, he's eight years old and he's looking forward to Thanksgiving like he always has been" Rucker explains. "Without their help today, I wouldn't have been able to do nothing. I don't even have a turkey. I appreciate that they came to help in the community, because you never know what a person is going through."