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UK Student Alumni Association Organizes Thanksgiving Food Drive

UK Student Alumni Association members are organizing Thanksgiving food drivedrive
UK Student Alumni Association members are organizing Thanksgiving food drive.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 11, 2019)  Celebrate the season of giving through the University of Kentucky Alumni Association's box food drive, Thanksgivin’ Fixin’. Join Student Alumni Association members in partnership with God's Pantry to help provide a Thanksgiving meal for those less fortunate in the Lexington community.

Prepare a box with each of the following items:

  • stuffing (box);
  • mashed potatoes (instant);
  • macaroni and cheese (box);
  • green beans (canned);
  • corn (canned); and
  • cranberries (canned).

Drop off items at 400 Rose St., King Alumni House, by 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25. For information, contact Sara-Elizabeth Bush at or 859-257-8700 or Michaela Taylor at

The UK Alumni Association is committed to fostering lifelong engagement among alumni, friends, the association and the university. For more information about the UK Alumni Association, visit or call 800-269-2586.

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