Family Scholar House feeds 65 families for Thanksgiving | ECTC

Family Scholar House feeds 65 families for Thanksgiving

Published on Nov 21, 2022

Family Scholar House (FSH) celebrated Thanksgiving this year with a meal drive, collecting donations from the community and distributing meals to ECTC students and their families in need. Donations allowed FSH to feed 65 families, a total of 343 individuals.

Each family’s meal included turkey, hen or ham, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans, corn, mashed potatoes, yams and cake.

“This really was a community effort,” said Lynnette Kennedy, Family Scholar House Regional Coordinator. “This is the first time we’ve held a Thanksgiving meal drive and to have reached our goal of 65 families is amazing. During distribution, it was a joy to know ECTC students would have a holiday meal to experience with their families.”

ECTC Chief Advancement Officer Megan Stith echoed Kennedy’s joy for the support from the community.

“From donations to donation stations, packing, sorting, delivery and distribution, this wouldn’t have been possible without the help of community members and partners who also want to meet the needs of our students,” said Stith.

ECTC and FSH extend special thanks to Reyes Coca-Cola, Hardin County Water District No. 2, Mutual of Omaha Mortgage, Kerr Workplace Solutions, Swope Hyundai, Burnett & Griffin PLLC, Nolin RECC, WesBanco, Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Humphrey, Baptist Health Hardin, WQXE/WULF, Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, Dow Chemical and the ECTC Foundation Board.

To be involved in future efforts with Family Scholar House, contact Lynnette Kennedy at or 270-706-8808. For more information about how you can support ECTC students, contact Megan Stith at or visit