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Lincoln Restaurant Owner Helps Needy Families With Free Meals

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LINCOLN (CBS13) – A local restaurant owner is spreading some Christmas cheer to many families in need.

Santa’s little helper is exactly what Kim Strong of Kim’s Country Kitchen is being called.

“I think it’s great. She loves to give back to the community and likes to give back to a lot of organizations, and they appreciate it,” said one customer.

For five years Kim has closed her restaurant early to box up meals and deliver dinner to families in need on Christmas Eve.

“There are working-class people that are very much in need, and that maybe don’t want to get in line to get a food basket,” said Kim. “That is why we take it to them.”

Last year hundreds of families received a holiday meal, more than half of them were seniors.

“I think sometimes we forget about our seniors that have done their time and have worked hard, and they are alone now, and they don’t have family, and so they kind of get forgotten,” Kim said.

There’s no application needed to fill out. All you have to do is call Kim’s Country Kitchen in Lincoln and they will bring Christmas to your door — everything from pumpkin pie to turkey to mash potatoes, and stuffing.

“There’s more demand for sure. There is a lot of people that have lost their houses, things are tight,” said Dennis Strong. “It’s nice that we can do something. We try to do it for anybody that can sign up for it.”

While Kim and her family are spreading some holiday cheer, she say’s she couldn’t do it without help from the community.

“I like to help out the community I am in. I know there is a need, and especially with the recession, and a lot of unemployed families or working families that are struggling,” said Kim. “I think sometimes people forget what the season is about.”

You can remain anonymous by calling Kim’s Country Kitchen at (916) 645-2727 and just give an address of where you want your meal delivered.

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