Kim’s Country Kitchen closed early Monday, but it wasn’t so employees could go home and be with their families on Christmas Eve.
“The second we closed, the kitchen started up” says Kim Strong, of Kim’s Country Kitchen.
The restaurant owner has fed about 250 people every Christmas for the past five years. She opens her phone lines up and allows Lincoln residents to call in anonymously.
“A lot of people are prideful, especially this time of year. This allows them to get a free meal without anyone knowing,” said Strong.
The meals are then delivered by the restaurant directly to the address the caller provides. “We do this because we care about this community a lot,” Strong says.
The restaurant continued delivering meals Monday until everyone who called got something to eat. “This is what Christmas is all about, not the gifts. It’s about giving.”