Christmas Dinner Offered to Those In Need

By KOLR10 News

Published 12/25 2013 09:02AM

Updated 12/25 2013 09:05AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Salvation Army is reaching out to those who are in need of both food and friends on Christmas day.

On Dec. 25, beginning at 11:30 a.m., the Salvation Army will serve its annual Community Christmas Meal at the Harbor House at 636 N. Boonville Ave.

All families and individuals in need are welcome to attend the traditional holiday meal, which will include ham, side dishes and desserts.

“We encourage anyone in need, whether that be either in need of the actual meal or simply fellowship, to please join us and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas,” said Major Norman Grainger, Corps Officer in a statement.

For more information on the meal, call the Harbor House at 417-831-3371.

Here are a few other Christmas dinners offered around Springfield:

Cook’s Kettle offers a free brunch for the homeless, hungry and poor on Dec. 25 from 9-11 a.m. Following this, at 5 p.m. there will be a chapel service followed by a free and hot Christmas meal provided by Second Baptist Church. Cook’s Kettle is located at 200 W. Commercial. For more information, call 417-831-6387.

The First & Calvary Presbyterian Church (820 E. Cherry St.) provides a full Christmas meal to those alone on Christmas day. Congregation members and friends serve as the cooks, hosts and servers. The dinner is free, but a reservation must be made by calling 417-885-9620. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the last serving is at 1 p.m.

For a list of restaurants open in the Springfield/Branson area on Christmas, click here.

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