BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Adam McCoy is a retired military veteran who has a passion for cooking and helping others. Each Monday, he serves meals to the homeless providing a beacon of light for them.

What You Need To Know

  • McCoy is coming up on three years serving meals

  • He serves across from the Bowling Green towers 

  • He starts at 11 a.m. and mixes up the meals each week 

McCoy prepares and cooks each meal for the homeless switching up the meals each week. He said he learned to cook at a young age and his service is part of God's work.

"I’ve always been kind of a helper of people," McCoy said. "I took care of my grandmother after my dad and grandfather passed so this allows me to combine two things that I like to do.”

McCoy also pays for all the ingredients out of his pocket because he knows healthy meals add a switch up from the typical bag lunches that people receive.

"I do different meals every week. I usually go to the grocery store on Friday or Saturday and find what's on sale and plan a meal based on that because all this does come out of my pocket."

Meals are served directly across from the Bowling Green Towers.

James Casada is a frequent visitor and said the meals help bring back good memories.

“All of us that are homeless had homes at one time. We all come from homes so it brings back those good memories," Casada said. "Most of the meals we get are things like sandwiches and stuff you don't have to prepare."

McCoy starts distributing the meals at 11 a.m. each Monday and he said the feedback has been awesome.

"I can always hear the people in the line talking about their favorite meal," McCoy said. "They are always thankful and appreciative."