Special Episode! Behind the Scenes of Christmas Eve Lunch in Kentucky

Samaritan's Purse helps families devastated by the deadly tornadoes in Kentucky.
Samaritan’s Purse helps families devastated by the deadly tornadoes in Kentucky.


Kristy Graham shares the ministry’s God-sized goal—feeding thousands of people in Mayfield, Kentucky on Christmas Eve. On December 15th, the idea was first discussed. Now, our food services team is hard at work, preparing to serve families devastated by the Kentucky tornadoes.

Follow along on Instagram as the podcast team shows you behind the scenes of cooking Christmas Eve lunch for thousands of people.

Volunteer with us in Kentucky, Washington, or Louisiana.

Listen to an update from our team on the ground just days after the tornadoes hit Mayfield, Kentucky.

Read harrowing stories from homeowners who lost everything in the deadly tornadoes.

• If you need prayer or support, please call the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s 24-Hour Prayer Line at 888-388-2683.

Show Notes

For families in Mayfield, Kentucky, Christmas will look a lot different this year. The town was leveled by an EF4 tornado on December 10th. Less than 24 hours later, Samaritan’s Purse was on the ground.

Now, teams of volunteers are continuing to help hurting homeowners start to recover by clearing debris, salvaging personal belongings, and tarping damaged roofs. Most importantly, they are bringing hope as they demonstrate God’s love in the aftermath of the disaster.

Knowing Christmas would not be the same, Samaritan’s Purse wanted to bless impacted families this Christmas season. We are planning to feed more than 4,000 people and give away toys and gifts to these families. Melissa, one of our podcast team members, sat down with Andy Jeter, the director of food services, to learn more about this Christmas Eve lunch.