Moveable Feast Lexington

Moveable Feast Lexington To volunteer or donate, please visit FeastLex.org or call Terry at 859-252-2867. Thank you! Augustine Chapel on UK’s campus.
(15)

The idea for Moveable Feast Lexington was born earlier in 1998 after a destitute artist with AIDS starved to death just a few blocks from City Hall. The late Michael Thompson, a well-known AIDS activist, and Carol Farmer began taking leftover food from local restaurants to people who needed it. Eventually they enlisted the help of the Episcopal Aids Ministry to raise money and remodeled the St. Th

is became MFL’s first official kitchen. In 2005, the organization moved to a larger facility in St. Martha’s Episcopal Church on Lexington’s south side. In April of 2008 Moveable Feast began the process of finding a more permanent home. After searching in downtown Lexington they settled on a fixer upper on the corner of 5th street and Silver Maple Way that was once Nanny’s Soul Food, a favorite local restaurant before it closed. Built in 1890’s as a grocery store Moveable Feast’s new kitchen was gutted and 100 years of trash and construction debris was hauled away. With the help of local sub-contractors, volunteers, staff and board members the little building was converted to a full working kitchen and the offices of the Executive Director. Moveable Feast has a home of it’s own for the first time in 12 years of service to Lexington! MFL is a 501c3 non-profit that gets 40% of its funding from public and private grants. The other 60% of its budget comes from private donations and fundraisers. Instead of focusing on one or two big fundraisers a year, the organization devotes its resources to smaller, less costly fundraisers throughout the year. Fundraisers like The Belmont BBQ, Cause For Pie and Empty Bowls continue to not only raise money but also educate the community about MFL.

08/18/2023

Announcing our 2023 September Salons

Our 2023 September Salons include three amazing homes, wonderful hosts, renowned artists, fantastic musicians, and creatively delicious food and drinks.

All salons are scheduled from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm. Attendance will be kept to small numbers to help ensure a unique experience. Admission is $115.00 per event or you may purchase a pass to all three for $300.00 but hurry because once a house sells out it will end the option of buying access to all three.

Tickets and more information are available now at https://www.feastlex.org/

07/12/2023

To volunteer or donate, please visit FeastLex.org or call Terry at 859-252-2867. Thank you!

Today is the Day!  The doors open at 4pm today at The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center for the 12 Diva's of Christma...
12/11/2022

Today is the Day! The doors open at 4pm today at The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center for the 12 Diva's of Christmas Extravaganza. We would like to once again thank our gracious sponsors for their support of this spectacular event and to the Diva's who will be preforming tonight. Moveable Feast of Lexington depends on the support of our community to provide nutritious meals to individuals and families who are affected by HIV/AIDS and/or are in Hospice Care.

You can still purchase tickets for tonight's event. Your ticket will include the performance, appetizers, silent action and a cash bar. To puchase tickets, visit https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/lexingtonlyric/3544/event/1303149?fbclid=IwAR3Z4TcIzVGPueBjapbG1t-LxwSwfXAPP6nebAjFMywiDGRzb_wUZkcFwlQ

One more day!  Tomorrow the Queens of 12 Diva's of Christmas Extravaganza will take the stage of The Lyric Theatre & Cul...
12/10/2022

One more day! Tomorrow the Queens of 12 Diva's of Christmas Extravaganza will take the stage of The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center to celebrate the holidays. Our divas include Helena Handbasket (Anthony Smallwood), Sasha LaRoux, Jenna Jive, Sofawnda Peters, Sasha Grant, Uma Jewels, Benita Bloom, Formerly Known As and Mia Milan. With celebrity guests Etta May (not performing comedy), Vice Mayor Steve Kay and Author Rona Roberts. Each performing a holiday classic, with a twist, that you won't want to miss! Join us as we come together to celebrate the holiday season with an evening that benefits Moveable Feast of Lexington.

Tickets are $40 and include performance, appetizers, silent auction, and cash bar: https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/lexingtonlyric/3544/event/1303149?fbclid=IwAR3Z4TcIzVGPueBjapbG1t-LxwSwfXAPP6nebAjFMywiDGRzb_wUZkcFwlQ

12/10/2022

This year's 12 Diva's of Christmas Extravaganza is full of Celebrity Guests! Etta May (Not preforming stand-up) will be humming her holiday hilarities. Lexington's own Vice Mayor Steve Kay and Rona Roberts will be serenading your socks off with their seasonal shenanigans. This is a not to miss, one of a kind show happening at The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center, this Sunday, December 11th! Doors open at 4pm, show starts at 5pm. Tickets are limited!

Tickets are $40 and include performance, appetizers, silent auction, and cash bar: https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/lexingtonlyric/3544/event/1303149?fbclid=IwAR3Z4TcIzVGPueBjapbG1t-LxwSwfXAPP6nebAjFMywiDGRzb_wUZkcFwlQ

Special shout our to our sponsors Blake X. Liles and Mark Minix!   With their generous support for the 12 Diva's of Chri...
12/08/2022

Special shout our to our sponsors Blake X. Liles and Mark Minix! With their generous support for the 12 Diva's of Christmas Extravaganza, Moveable Feast of Lexington is able to provide nutritious meals to individuals and families in need throughout Lexington and Fayette County.

Don't forget to get your tickets! The 12 Diva's of Christmas Extravaganza is 4 days away!
Tickets are $40 and include performance, appetizers, silent auction, and cash bar: https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/lexingtonlyric/3544/event/1303149?fbclid=IwAR3Z4TcIzVGPueBjapbG1t-LxwSwfXAPP6nebAjFMywiDGRzb_wUZkcFwlQ

Moveable Feast of Lexington would like to give a big shout out to a few of our sponsors.  House by JSD Designs and Jerem...
12/06/2022

Moveable Feast of Lexington would like to give a big shout out to a few of our sponsors. House by JSD Designs and Jeremy & Denny Bates. The 12 Divas of Christmas Extravaganza would not be possible without the generous support of our local community.

Don't forget to get your tickets while they last!
Tickets are $40 and include performance, appetizers, silent auction, and cash bar: https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/lexingtonlyric/3544/event/1303149?fbclid=IwAR0xt6w1PVQk3UglFD_WFepTFZx6xiuLxbl2m01O_wfjyAicfi_UVk0AgDA

Moveable Feast of Lexington would like to show our gratitude and appreciation for the support we have received from Osbo...
12/04/2022

Moveable Feast of Lexington would like to show our gratitude and appreciation for the support we have received from Osborne Fletcher PLLC for this year's 12 Diva's of Christmas Extravaganza. With their continued support, we help provide nutritious meals to individuals in need throughout Lexington.

Don't forget to get your tickets while they last!
Tickets are $40 and include performance, appetizers, silent auction, and cash bar: https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/lexingtonlyric/3544/event/1303149?fbclid=IwAR3Z4TcIzVGPueBjapbG1t-LxwSwfXAPP6nebAjFMywiDGRzb_wUZkcFwlQ

This is one of the beautiful auction items awaiting your bid at the 12 Divas of Christmas Extravaganza  Coming to the Ly...
12/04/2022

This is one of the beautiful auction items awaiting your bid at the 12 Divas of Christmas Extravaganza Coming to the Lyric Theatre on December 11, 2022. Tickets are available now at
https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/lexingtonlyric/3544/event/1303149
Artwork by American artist Annie Frances Lee. Annie is known for her depiction of African-American everyday life. Her work is characterized by images without facial features. She used body language to show emotion and expression in her work. Her most popular paintings are Blue Monday and My Cup.

Donated by Morris Hager and Mat Herron

This is one of the wonderful auction items awaiting your bid at the 12 Divas of Christmas Extravaganza!  Coming to the L...
12/03/2022

This is one of the wonderful auction items awaiting your bid at the 12 Divas of Christmas Extravaganza! Coming to the Lyric Theatre on December 11, 2022. Tickets available now at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/lexingtonlyric/3544/event/1303149?fbclid=IwAR1rB1ETmwzgOuCtwU1OUl9cstSEKBEMxX4oUsMyyUX7ExeAsR960gZoQO0

Real Pappy Van Winkle barrel top

Donated by retired USAF Veteran, and owner of "Always Hope Honey, LLC" Jeff Buchenroth.

Jeff has a strong passion for art, woodworking, and working with his hands. Jeff says he is intrigued by the engineering and construction of barrels and finds it rewarding to repurpose and upcycle otherwise overlooked materials and objects.

Always Hope Honey is a Kentucky Proud partner.

The Good Giving Challenge ends tonight at 11:59 pm.Please consider making a donation to Moveable Feast and have a very g...
12/03/2022

The Good Giving Challenge ends tonight at 11:59 pm.
Please consider making a donation to Moveable Feast and have a very good night. Donate at www.bggives.org

One more Diva to round out our 12 Diva's of Christmas Extravaganza, Kentucky Author Rona Roberts!!! Rona Roberts, author...
12/03/2022

One more Diva to round out our 12 Diva's of Christmas Extravaganza, Kentucky Author Rona Roberts!!!

Rona Roberts, author of books on Kentucky food and effective meetings, writes and publishes three email newsletters each week. Through Roberts & Kay, founded in 1983 and dedicated to advancing democratic practices in workplaces and communities, Rona and her partner Steve Kay work with local, state, and national groups to find things out, figure things out and work things out. Rona is a Kentucky native and veteran of the U.S. Peace Corps. Rona and Steve’s blended family has expanded from three sons to thirteen delightful creatures.

Don't forget to get your tickets while they last!
Tickets are $40 and include performance, appetizers, silent auction, and cash bar: https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/lexingtonlyric/3544/event/1303149?fbclid=IwAR3Z4TcIzVGPueBjapbG1t-LxwSwfXAPP6nebAjFMywiDGRzb_wUZkcFwlQ

Today is the last day of the Good Giving Challenge.  It ends at 11:59 pm tonight.Please consider making a donation to Mo...
12/02/2022

Today is the last day of the Good Giving Challenge. It ends at 11:59 pm tonight.
Please consider making a donation to Moveable Feast before the challenge ends. Donate at www.bggives.org

Donate today at www.bggives.org This only applies to organizations in the Human Services category, like Moveable Feast.
12/01/2022

Donate today at www.bggives.org This only applies to organizations in the Human Services category, like Moveable Feast.

BGCF $30,000 Endowment Challenge9am – 9pmGiving just $25 will help your favorite nonprofit win big prizes!Nonprofits wit...
12/01/2022

BGCF $30,000 Endowment Challenge
9am – 9pm

Giving just $25 will help your favorite nonprofit win big prizes!
Nonprofits with 50 or more donors of at least $25 will be entered in a drawing for one of three $2,500 endowment prizes.
The nonprofit with the most donors contributing $25 or more will win a $10,000 endowment prize. The nonprofit with the second-highest number of donors contributing $25 or more will win a $7,500 endowment prize. And the nonprofit with the third-highest number of donors contributing $25 or more will win a $5,000 endowment prize.

Angel Levas Foundation Arts + Community $15,000 Match
1pm – 11:59pm

Gifts of any size to nonprofits in the Arts + Culture and Community categories will be matched 50 cents on the dollar.

Traditional Bank $15,000 Human Services Match
1pm – 11:59pm

Gifts of any size to nonprofits in the Human Services Category will be matched 50 cents on the dollar.

Donate at www.bggives.org

TODAY IS WORLD AIDS DAY DECEMBER 1, 2022Since 1998 Moveable Feast has prepared and delivered to the door a hot, nutritio...
12/01/2022

TODAY IS WORLD AIDS DAY DECEMBER 1, 2022

Since 1998 Moveable Feast has prepared and delivered to the door a hot, nutritious meal five days a week to low-income people in Lexington-Fayette County who have HIV/AIDS and those under the care of Bluegrass Care Navigators (formerly Hospice of the Bluegrass). We also feed their caregivers and dependent children.
As of today, Moveable Feast has delivered over 700,000 meals but we could not have done so or continue to do it without your kindness and support. On this day of Awareness & Remembrance, we ask that you consider donating to Moveable Feast during the GoodGiving Challenge at www.bggives.org. We thank you and appreciate all the incredible support you have provided us through the many years.

BIG DAY SPONSORS- WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2022 MacAdam Family Foundation $25,000 Match9am – 11:59amGifts up to $50 will ...
11/30/2022

BIG DAY SPONSORS- WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2022

MacAdam Family Foundation $25,000 Match
9am – 11:59am
Gifts up to $50 will be matched dollar for dollar (maximum match of $50).

Mitchell Family Foundation + BGCF Fast Break Challenge
Noon - 11:59pm
The first 30 nonprofits that raise $3,000 (or more) through at least two donations will receive a $1,000 prize.

Donate now at https://www.bggives.org

Are you ready for two more Divas introduction for this years '12 Diva's of Christmas Extravaganza'? These two will be su...
11/30/2022

Are you ready for two more Divas introduction for this years '12 Diva's of Christmas Extravaganza'? These two will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit!

This weeks Divas Spotlight is none other than Formerly Known As (aka Wanda McCants) and Mia Milán!!!

Formerly Known As aka Wanda McCants has been a proud Kentuckian for the past 12 years. Known as a therapist by day, Formerly has been a drag king for the past 3 years in and around Lexington. Entertaining is a fun way to engage with people through FKA also places service as also an important part of life. Wanda is the current Board President of the Lexington Pride Center (previously Pride Community Services Organization) and has served as past Co-Chair of Bluegrass Black Pride, Inc and Vice President of the Kentucky Bourbon Bears.

Mia, also known as The Latin Lovely and the Glamorous Dancing Diva, has done drag for over 10 years. Mia was inspired by the legendary Chelsea Pearl. Watching Chelsea perform made her fall in love with the art of drag. Mia is a former Last Queen Standing winner of season 4 of Miss Merry Christmas for the I mperial
Court of Kentucky. Formerly Kentucky Latin Newcomer, Miss Kentucky Latina, Miss Belleza Latina Gay, and Miss Kentucky Universo Latino. You can catch Mia performing around the Lexington area, supporting brunches and local charity events.

Join us as we celebrate the holidays in this one of a kind Lexington tradition.
Tickets are $40 and include performance, appetizers, silent auction, and cash bar: https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/lexingtonlyric/3544/event/1303149?fbclid=IwAR3Z4TcIzVGPueBjapbG1t-LxwSwfXAPP6nebAjFMywiDGRzb_wUZkcFwlQ

Donations are not required to participate in this sweepstake.
11/29/2022

Donations are not required to participate in this sweepstake.

It's Giving Tuesday and the 2022 GoodGiving Challenge has begun, and Moveable Feast is once again a participation organi...
11/29/2022

It's Giving Tuesday and the 2022 GoodGiving Challenge has begun, and Moveable Feast is once again a participation organization.
Moveable Feast Lexington prepares and delivers to the door a hot, nutritious meal five days a week to low-income people in Lexington-Fayette County who have HIV/AIDS and those under the care of Bluegrass Care Navigators (formerly Hospice of the Bluegrass).
We also feed their caregivers and dependent children. We are feeding some of the sickest and most vulnerable folks in our community, and we need your help. Your support enables us to continue our mission, and we hope you will consider donating today at https://www.bggives.org/feastlex we thank you very much for your support of Moveable Feast in this and all of our fundraising endeavors.

11/29/2022

The GoodGiving Challenge is an online giving challenge for local nonprofits hosted by Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing. Please consider making a donation to Moveable Feast at https://www.bggives.org/feastlex

Moveable Feast of Lexington would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for our sponsor, Lexmark, for their sup...
11/26/2022

Moveable Feast of Lexington would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for our sponsor, Lexmark, for their support in presenting this year's '12 Diva's Christmas Extravaganza'. Our sponsors help Moveable Feast of Lexington to continue our dedication to serving our constituents of Fayette County by providing nutritious meals throughout the year. Our event takes place Sunday, December 11th at the Lyric Theater. Doors open at 4pm, show starts at 5pm.

Tickets are $40 and include performance, appetizers, silent auction, and cash bar: https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/lexingtonlyric/3544/event/1303149?fbclid=IwAR2CPTKRWY8wFkChnX8keDFcsVXp_fK4jBWvoDaAHvghLpC59f7CB5FrhVY

BREAKING NEWS!!!  Vice Mayor Steve Kay will be joining the ladies on stage, at the Lyric Theater on Sunday, December 11t...
11/26/2022

BREAKING NEWS!!! Vice Mayor Steve Kay will be joining the ladies on stage, at the Lyric Theater on Sunday, December 11th, for the '12 Divas of Christmas Extravaganza!'

Steve is completing his third term as an At-Large member of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council and his second term as Vice Mayor. While serving on Council, Steve has continued his work with Roberts & Kay, a research and organization development firm Steve co-founded with Rona Roberts in 1983.

On Council, Steve has served as chair of the Infill and Redevelopment Committee and the Mayor’s Commission on Homelessness, whose report resulted in the creation of the Affordable Housing Fund and the Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention. He was also instrumental in creating the positions of Local Food Coordinator and Sustainability Coordinator for the city.

Steve has served on the boards of the Lexington-Fayette Planning Commission, the Lexington Transit Authority (LexTran), the Downtown Lexington Management District, the Lexington Center Corporation, the Martin Luther King Neighborhood Association, and the Good Foods Co-op.

Tickets are $40 and include performance, appetizers, silent auction, and cash bar: https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/lexingtonlyric/3544/event/1303149?fbclid=IwAR2CPTKRWY8wFkChnX8keDFcsVXp_fK4jBWvoDaAHvghLpC59f7CB5FrhVY

We know the anticipation to learn who's going to be preforming at this years '12 Diva's of Christmas Extravaganza' is ji...
11/22/2022

We know the anticipation to learn who's going to be preforming at this years '12 Diva's of Christmas Extravaganza' is jingling your bells! So, here's three more divas that will be tantalizing your tensel!!!

Sasha Grant, originally hails from Hardinsburg, Kentucky. Sasha is a former Miss Lexington, former Miss Bar Complex, and former Miss Midwest All American Goddess at Large. Currently she is on cast at the Board and You Bistro Drag Brunch. Sasha is also a professional opera singer and has made her debut in several venues throughout the United States and Europe.

Next up... Uma Jewels is an internationally-recognized entertainer, having been featured in a national voting PSA campaign with HBO and GLAAD, and making appearances on radio, television, magazines, and a cover story for the Lexington Herald Leader. As Empress of The Imperial Court of Kentucky, Uma raised thousands of dollars for Bluegrass charities in her kitchen during the Covid-19 pandemic on Facebook Live. Uma has performed Coast-to-Coast and is looking forward to helping Moveable Feast raise lots of money, $1 at a time!

And last, but certainly not least, Benita Bloom currently resides in Lexington, Kentucky with their partner, their dog Zeek and their cat Thackery Binx. They are originally from Eastern Kentucky and started doing drag on Halloween in 2009. They have been a very active member in their community raising and bringing together performers to raise thousands of dollars for local charities through Benita's Blessings held each month at Crossings Lexington. Having come out as non-binary and doing bearded drag since 2017 they continue to advocate for the non-binary community. In 2021 they became the first non-binary title holder for Lexington Pride as MX Lexingotn Pride. They continue to work to bring the message of acceptance to the stage across the state of Kentucky and beyond.

Don't miss out on these Diva's singing and dancing their way into your hearts this holiday season. Get your tickets today!

Tickets are $40 and include performance, appetizers, silent auction, and cash bar:
https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/lexingtonlyric/3544/event/1303149?fbclid=IwAR2CPTKRWY8wFkChnX8keDFcsVXp_fK4jBWvoDaAHvghLpC59f7CB5FrhVY

Special shout out to The Bar Complex for their continued support for the 12 Diva's of Christmas Extravaganza!
11/20/2022

Special shout out to The Bar Complex for their continued support for the 12 Diva's of Christmas Extravaganza!

Moveable Feast would like to express gratitude and appreciation for Spark Community Cafe for sponsoring this year's 12 D...
11/18/2022

Moveable Feast would like to express gratitude and appreciation for Spark Community Cafe for sponsoring this year's 12 Diva's of Christmas Extravaganza. Check out their mission and menu at https://www.sparkcommunitycafeky.org

This week's "12 Divas's of Christmas" Diva spotlight is brought to you by our amazing sponsors; Donna Elder at Remax and...
11/16/2022

This week's "12 Divas's of Christmas" Diva spotlight is brought to you by our amazing sponsors; Donna Elder at Remax and Jeremy & Denny Bates!

First up is Sasha LaRoux. Sasha is one fierce queen as wells a fundraising powerhouse! She has served on the board of directors for several non-profits in the past few years and has helped create impactful new programs for those most in need in our community.

Next up is Jenna Jive has been dazzling stages throughout the Commonwealth for many years. This year we are pleased to welcome Jenna to the Lyric Theatre to ring in the holidays!

And Finally, we have Sofanda Peters. Sofonda is Lexington's very own Queen of Camp and all things quirky. She is a dedicated volunteer for Moveable Feast and is always willing to help out those in need in our community.

Tickets are $40 and include performance, appetizers, silent auction, and cash bar:
https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/lexingtonlyric/3544/event/1303149?fbclid=IwAR3Dd-3ZGDzVvhFcCS8Wuhi0l-d7OZfawBpEAbS3x6p8eYXaY_CT0S7bELM

11/12/2022

WKYT Interview with Calvin Penn and Sasha LaRue. 12 Divas of Christmas 2022.

Welcome to the The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center stage, our first Diva of the night and your emcee, Helena Handba...
11/12/2022

Welcome to the The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center stage, our first Diva of the night and your emcee, Helena Handbasket! Get ready for another holiday season of extravagant entertainment presented to you by the 12 Divas of Christmas. This event benefits Moveable Feast and is in partnership with Imperial Court of Kentucky.

Tickets are $40 and include performance, appetizers, silent auction, and cash bar:
https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/lexingtonlyric/3544/event/1303149?fbclid=IwAR0PRqOLeedYa7cqU-8Bg-Oly2-4hgvbTQzb50fnUv3_hL0lL0irur6FioM

Moveable Feast Lexington and Imperial Court of Kentucky are presenting their second annual 12 Divas of Christmas Extrava...
11/10/2022

Moveable Feast Lexington and Imperial Court of Kentucky are presenting their second annual 12 Divas of Christmas Extravaganza at the Lyric Theatre on Sunday, December 11th at 4pm. Extravagant entertainment will be performed by nine of Lexington’s finest Drag Queens along with celebrity guests in drag – Comedian Etta May, Steve Kay, and Rona Roberts. Their performances will be accompanied by appetizers, refreshments, and a silent auction.
Tickets are $40 - purchase tix NOW:
https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/lexingtonlyric/3544/event/1303149?fbclid=IwAR1wgoSDM18fA3m4qKPpy00oelpJEApqZpglYSMkM_ISJvX0RukCOkckKxo
Proceeds from the event raised will be used to help Moveable Feast Lexington continue to deliver hot meals to prepare and deliver hot, nutritious meals, five days a week to individuals identified as low-income within Lexington-Fayette County who are under the care of Bluegrass Care Navigators and/or have HIV/AIDS.

Address

474 Silver Maple Way
Lexington, KY
40508

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 11am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 11am - 5pm
Thursday 11am - 5:30pm
Friday 11am - 5:30pm

Telephone

(859) 252-2867

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Moveable Feast Lexington posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Moveable Feast Lexington:

Videos

Share

Category

Our Story

The idea for Moveable Feast Lexington was born in 1998 after a destitute artist with AIDS starved to death just a few blocks from City Hall. The late Michael Thompson, a well-known AIDS activist, and Carol Farmer began taking leftover food from local restaurants to people who needed it. Eventually they enlisted the help of the Episcopal Aids Ministry to raise money and remodeled the St. Augustine Chapel on UK’s campus. This became MFL’s first official kitchen. In 2005, the organization moved to a larger facility in St. Martha’s Episcopal Church on Lexington’s south side.

In April 2008 Moveable Feast began the process of finding a more permanent home. After searching in downtown Lexington they settled on a fixer upper on the corner of 5th street and Silver Maple Way that was once Nanny’s Soul Food, a favorite local restaurant before it closed. Built in the 1890s as a grocery store Moveable Feast’s new kitchen was gutted and 100 years of trash and construction debris was hauled away. With the help of local sub-contractors, volunteers, staff and board members the little building was converted to a full working kitchen and the offices of the Executive Director. Moveable Feast has a home of its own for the first time in 12 years of service to Lexington!

MFL is a 501c3 non-profit that gets 40% of its funding from public and private grants. The other 60% of its budget comes from private donations and fundraisers. Instead of focusing on one or two big fundraisers a year, the organization devotes its resources to smaller, less costly fundraisers throughout the year. Fundraisers like The Good Giving Challenge, September Sunday Salons and Empty Bowls continue to not only raise money but also educate the community about MFL.