Credit: Contributed

Annual Christmas meal held as Kelowna Gospel Mission

The meal will be held tomorrow from 12 to 6 p.m.

Anyone in need of a Christmas meal can get one from the Kelowna Gospel Mission tomorrow.

After weeks of preparation and with more than 50 volunteers ready, Kelowna’s Gospel Mission will serve its annual Christmas dinner at 259 Leon Ave. Saturday, Dec. 16. The meal is open to anyone in the community and is available, at no cost, from 12 to 6 p.m.

The mission expects to serve close to 700 festive meals this Saturday. People from all over the Central Okanagan will come to enjoy the traditional Christmas meal of turkey with stuffing, ham, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, rolls and pie topped with whipped cream, according to the Gospel Mission.

Related: Kelowna Gospel Mission creates more meals with new slicer

“The holidays can be a tough time for people who are without a home. They are missing their families. They often suffer with intense feelings of sadness and loneliness. This meal surrounds our guests with people who care deeply,” said executive director Randy Benson, of Kelowna’s Gospel Mission. “

We meet together with friends, have a great meal, laughter and, even if just for a few hours, forget our worries and have fellowship and belonging. The generous people of Kelowna make this special meal possible.”

Kelowna’s Gospel Mission’s needs extend beyond Christmas and help is greatly appreciated. To get involved with the mission visit www.kelownagospelmission.ca to donate, volunteer or give an in-kind gift.

To report a typo, email: edit@kelownacapnews.com.


@carliberry_
carli.berry@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

One-woman comedy show coming to Kelowna next week

Cree actress Michelle Thrush will be performing at Rotary Centre on Jan. 24 and 25

UBCO partners with Boeing to test new anti-ice coating technology

The coating could one day be applied to all airplanes to prevent ice buildup

Kelowna’s last video store, Leo’s Video, to remain open despite failed sale

Kelowna’s last video rental store will remain open and under its namesake’s ownership

Construction starts for new middle school in Lake Country

H.S. Grenda Middle School is scheduled to open in Sept. of 2021

Two-vehicle collision slows traffic on Highway 97

Harvey is down to two lanes heading east past Dilworth is closed while crews clean up

Cold snap brings ideal conditions for Okanagan icewine

Take an inside look at how icewine is made

‘Lift for Wills’ community fundraiser to support Penticton boy fighting cancer

This Sunday, stop by World Gym Penticton for by-donation drop-in classes, a silent auction, more.

Closed mills, housing surge support a positive forecast for lumber industries

B.C. lumber producers have closed mills accounting for 18% of province’s capacity, RBC report says

Good Samaritan pays part of rent for B.C. woman facing eviction in can-collecting dispute

Zora Hlevnjak, 76, supplements her pension by collecting cans and receiving public donations

Princeton – a Prince Town in waiting?

The Town of Princeton has been waiting 160 years for a Royal… Continue reading

Group builds shelters for Vernon’s stray cats

Twenty insulated cat shelters were constructed by volunteers and delivered around town

Revelstoke already double last year’s snowfall

The city is just below halfway to the snowiest winter on record

True Stories: Okanagan memoir-writers, reading

Reading with local North Okanagan writers Art Dalton, Patti Shales Lefkos, Raven Dahl, Janelle Hardy

COLUMN: Choosing a face to show the world

It will not be easy to select the face to display on Canada’s new $5 bill

Most Read