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Kelowna's Gospel Mission gears up for Christmas dinner
Kelowna’s Gospel Mission is busy decking the halls, making things bright, and preparing it's annaual traditional Christmas dinner for those in need.
The Gospel Mission will offer a turkey dinner, with all the trimmings, from noon to 5 p.m. on Dec. 21, at the it's 251 Leon Avenue location.
“Once again this Christmas , as thoughts turn toward home, family and warmth we are so grateful to provide the Christmas meal experience for those who may not otherwise enjoy them," said executive director Randy Benson.
“Thank you so much to the good people of Kelowna who make this possible year after year."
It’s a big endeavour to host a meal for the 600 people who are expected to show up this year.
Gospel Mission staff and volunteers will prepare more than 40 turkeys, 16 hams, in excess of 226 kilograms of potatoes, and 40 kilograms of veggies, along with stuffing, gravy and desserts.
Kelowna's Gospel Mission serves close to 500 meals everyday to the homeless, those at risk of homelessness and the working poor, of all ages in and around Kelowna.
Anyone, regardless of circumstances, is invited to enjoy Christmas dinner at the Mission.