Politicians, community leaders and volunteers will help serve more than 1,000 Christmas meals to Greater Victoria’s homeless and most vulnerable at Our Place’s annual holiday meal on Tuesday (Dec. 16).
The festive lunch will consist of 450 kilograms of turkey, 225 kg of potatoes, 110 kg of stuffing, 100 kg of vegetables, 115 litres of gravy, 25 kg of cranberry sauce, 125 pies and more than 1,500 cups of coffee.
This year, Our Place has seen a dramatic rise in meals served with a 52-per-cent increase year over year in October, and a staggering 86-per-cent increase in November.
“Christmas is such an important time for family, but many of the people we serve have little or no connection to their biological family,” said Don Evans, executive director of Our Place.
“We’re the closest family they have. We want them to know they are important and loved.”
• Event: Christmas Community Meal
• When: Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Where: Our Place Society, 919 Pandora Ave.
• Website: ourplacesociety.com