Kelowna Gospel Mission hosts Christmas meal

Annual event will touch the lives of some 700 people with open Christmas dinner

Volunteers at the Gospel Mission served its annual Christmas dinner on Saturday.

Kelowna’s Gospel Mission was a busy place on Saturday as volunteers gathered to serve the annual Christmas Dinner to anyone in the community in need of a warm meal.

The Gospel Mission expected to serve close to 700 Christmas meals to people from all over the Central Okanagan, including many seniors and families.

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“Many people who use our services consider Kelowna’s Gospel Mission their family and, like family, help out with the preparations to make sure we have a beautiful meal,” said Randy Benson, executive director. “Volunteering can inspire our guests to take positive action in their lives. They feel good about themselves and realize that,regardless of their past they have value and they matter. Our goal is to support our guests, not only with nourishing meals but also in finding their way back into a meaningful life.”

A team of over 50 volunteers to serve the meal to guest who enjoyed a traditional Christmas meal of turkey with stuffing, ham, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, rolls and pie.

Kelowna’s Gospel Mission’s needs extend beyond Christmas and any help is greatly appreciated.

Please contact the Gospel Mission at www.kelownagospelmission.ca to donate, volunteer or give an in-kind gift.