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Volunteer Liesa Howell carries food for the Gospel Mission Easter dinner on Saturday. – Photo file

Kelowna Gospel Mission serves Christmas dinner

Dinner will be served at noon on December 18

For the sixth time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kelowna’s Gospel Mission is serving a meal for a special occasion.

On Saturday December 18 at noon, the annual Christmas dinner will be served at 251 Leon Avenue.

Around 700 traditional Christmas dinners consisting of turkey, ham and all the trimmings will be served to homeless people in the two shelters. In addition, take-out meals will be delivered by the Gospel Mission response team to people living outside and to several supportive housing units around Kelowna.

Carmen, executive director of the Kelowna Gospel Mission, explained that Christmas Day is difficult for many people who use shelters.

“Our staff and volunteers work hard to make the festive dinner even more special and beautiful. They offer kind words and listening ears as well as nourishing food. It is the human connection and the feeling of belonging that are the most important. We ask people to use grace and compassion for the homeless. You never know what is going on in the life of the other. At Kelowna’s Gospel Mission, we strive for relentless compassion and are grateful to our caring community for their support.

The Kelowna Gospel Mission volunteer team includes MPP Norm Letnick, MP Tracy Gray and MP Renee Merrifield.

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