LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Residents of Dosker Manor public housing receive a food donation for Thanksgiving.
On Friday, residents of Dosker Manor, Louisville’s largest public housing complex, received an early Thanksgiving meal. The donation is meant to help older Louisville resident have a brighter holiday.
The menu included rotisserie chickens cooked fresh and donated by Costco.
“Because they are not even open for shopping at this time of the morning and he brought in his folks from the deli and did 192 chickens for us,” Lois Windhorst said.
Windhorst is the membership growth consultant for JenCare Senior Medical Center in Louisville, which hosted the Thanksgiving giveaway.
“We address everything from their health needs to social needs. If they need food, like yesterday, I had a call form a woman that said, ‘I am out of food.’ I dropped everything; I got her some food and took it to her house,” Windhorst said.
JenCare’s mission is to protect and guide older and at-risk residents of the city. So not only is Windhorst providing groceries, she’s offering her free services, including help residents avoid evictions.
“It’s so important to me, that if they are here, we make it the best home that they could have under the circumstances,” Windhorst said.
Even though some of these residents are facing a housing crisis, many said this event lifted their spirits.
“It’s a blessing to have it because some people they might not have enough for Thanksgiving and it’s a blessing they are doing this. It really is,” one resident told Spectrum News.