Donations Still Needed for Kenna’s Kitchen

Mt. Vernon Elementary students spent last week collecting over 1370 food items for the 15th Annual Kenna’s Kitchen Community Thanksgiving Dinner, which will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 22nd. The dinner is in honor of longtime School Psychologist Kenna Lanham, who passed away suddenly and also in recognition of spousal abuse prevention. Kenna was a tireless community servant and this dinner is in remembrance of her many years of service.

Kenna’s Kitchen started out in 2001 serving approximately 250 meals, and it has grown exponentially each year with 1,565 meals being served in 2015. MVES Teachers and school administrators, as well as volunteers from local churches and across the community come together to help feed the elderly, shut-ins and those who may not have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner opportunity.

Mt. Vernon Elementary students have done the hard work bringing in to school over 1370 cans of green beans, corn, and peas and boxes of instant potatoes and stuffing. The RCHS Family & Consumer Science classes, as well as MVES staff make countless desserts for the event, taking that burden off of others. The MVES cafeteria staff spends two full days preparing 24 turkeys and sides in preparation for the dinner.

How can you help? Monetary donations to purchase the turkey breasts and containers for the meals are in desperate need to help fulfill the expected 1550-1700 meals. All monetary donations are tax deductible and can be sent to MVES, c/o Regina Hull-Brown, FRC Coordinator, PO Box 1530, Mt. Vernon, Ky. 40456.

You may also volunteer to help the night of Kenna’s Kitchen, as workers are needed to help with the preparation of the actual meals, serving, cleanup, and delivery.

If you want further information or have a question concerning Kenna’s Kitchen, please contact Regina Hull-Brown at 606-256-2953 or 256-5173.


Mt. Vernon Elementary students Sophiea Owens, Addy King, Raychel Carpenter and Brock Mason were among the approximately 680 students who helped to bring in over 1370 food items for the 15th Annual Kenna’s Kitchen which is being held Tuesday, November 22nd at MVES. Monetary donations are still needed to help defray the cost of the turkey and meal containers. If you would like to donate call Regina Hull-Brown at 606-256-2953 or 256-5173.

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