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COVID will not stop a Hancock County Thanksgiving tradition

But it will be different this year
Posted at 11:52 PM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-26 00:52:10-05

GREENFIELD — Community spaces filled with people lined up to get a Thanksgiving meal will not be happening this year because of Covid-19. However, that is not stopping the 15th Annual Lisa Muegge Feast of Plenty Community Outreach Event.

"I think everyone would agree that where we're at right now in the world, it's become more important than ever to have that little ray of hope, that little beacon of love," Joel Hungate, one of the steering committee members for the event, said. "We've always thought we couldn't afford to not do this for the people that we serve. We laugh and say it's going to take more than a global pandemic to stop my mom's vision from continuing to grow and continuing to love on people."

Hungate's mom, Lisa Muegge passed away in January 2016. Her legacy endures through the Feast of Plenty which is named in her honor.

"When she started it, they called it the miracle on Apple Street. It was an opportunity to love on our community and provide a ray of hope on a day when some people don't have a family to spend Thanksgiving with, don't have a warm meal to look forward to."

Despite not being able to come together like they normally would, Hungate tells WRTV they'll still be able to bless families in need, hopefully, inspiring others to do the same.

"To see a community come together like ours does where it went form Apple St. in Hancock County, to being a beacon of hope in east Central Indiana. It can happen anywhere," Hungate said.

You can get carry out food from this Feast at the Hancock County Fairgrounds from 11 to 3
If you want your order delivered, you can call 317-335-7590 to request that.