Concern for the restaurant industry has been growing as closed signs on local favorites begin to appear more and more. But, as Lexington NBC affiliate WLEX reports, the University of Kentucky Credit Union is taking their concern a big step further.
For the next six weeks, the credit union said it plans to spend $50,000 on various local restaurants to provide lunch for their employees every day of the week. David Kennedy, the credit union’s president and CEO, explained why they took action.
“We were talking about how sad it is to see people that have lost a lot of their hours here in the restaurants or just been let go and how weird it is to drive by the restaurants and see empty parking lots,” Kennedy said.
To really impact their community, he said they’re challenging other businesses that aren’t hurting to do the same.
“I can name out a few, you know, if you’re a law firm or a CPA firm, if you’re in the healthcare industry, your people are working. So, come on and join the challenge with us. Let’s take care of our city,” Kennedy said.