People's City Mission Serves Christmas Dinner to Those in Need

On Christmas most people spend the day with family and loved ones, but for those who are homeless, celebrating Christmas can be tough.

That's why volunteers from the People's City Mission are making the holiday a little brighter for those in need.

"Salad? Yes, please. What kind of dressing would you like?"

Bonnie Meyer and her family are spending Christmas volunteering to help others.

Meyer says, "We're a very blessed family and I wanted to, I've got three teeagers who are here volunteering and i just think it's important for them to learn to give back and help those that are less fortunate."

The family of five, along with 50 other volunteers are serving dinner at the People's City Mission.
Jim Holechek is also a volunteer. He says, "We have more than a lot of people and so it's the right thing to do for people who have less."

Pastor Tom Barber says it's a Christmas dinner with all the fixings. But it's more than just a meal.

"It's really hard on folks when they can't celebrate Christmas either, because they don't have the money to do it, so meal like this isn't just a place to feed somebody, it actually helps their esteem, it gives them hope, it gets them excited."

It's a look you can't miss.

Pastor Tom says, "When you don't have much, even little things mean a big deal and that's one of the exciting things about working with those in need is that they really do appreciate the help that they get."

But the appreciation doesn't end there. People giving their time also walk away fulfilled.
Meyer says, "It's been amazing, i've been able to look across the room at my family and i just get this sense of pride. my son who is hiding from the camera said 'i feel like a really good person right now, so my misison is complete, that's what i wanted.'
A Christmas dinner that's bringing everyone together.

Pastor Tom says he's very thankful for all the donations to the People's City Mission this year.

He says one of the reasons they can help so many people, is because people are so generous.