Local restaurant gives back for the holidays

The holidays are a time to give thanks and spend quality time with family and loved ones.  While some KPEP residents are able to furlough on Thanksgiving or Christmas, there are several that cannot.  Those that remain at KPEP are given a day off of programming and are able to watch football, catch up on reading or other recreation.

This past Thanksgiving, former KPEP resident Ronald Lemke overheard some residents talking about having no place to go on the holiday. He had experienced a similar plight and he wanted to help.

So, Ronald talked with his employer at Latitude 42 who generously agreed to donate meals. Soon a plan was in place, and on Thanksgiving Day, almost 90, Chicago Avenue residents and staff members enjoyed turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls and an assortment of pies, all prepared and donated by the local restaurant.

The staff and residents at KPEP truly appreciate the thoughtful contribution by Latitude 42 and its staff – a group that clearly embraces the spirit of giving.