Christmas is a time to be with family, share a filling, home-cooked meal and create warm memories that will last a life time. But not everyone finds themselves in a situation like that. Regardless, no one should have to be alone on Christmas or have to wonder how they’ll feed themselves on the holiday. We found six organizations that will provide you with company and good, free food during the holiday this year and hopefully one of them is in your community.
1. Perpetual Praise Community Church – Dallas, TXPerpetual Praise Community Church in Dallas, TX is hosting a free Christmas Celebration dinner on Saturday, December 22 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM CST. The church is opening its doors to any and all who would like a fresh, home-cooked holiday meal. On the menu is turkey, ham, green beans, corn, and much more, including dessert! For more information, click here.
2. First Christian Church – Champaign, ILFirst Christian Church in Champaign, IL is hosting its ninth annual free community dinner on Christmas Day this year. This traditional, sit-down dinner will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. CST. All children under 12 years old in attendance will receive a small gift as well! Typically, the church hosts around 400 people every year for the event. The only down side to this dinner is you can’t walk up on the day of the event. You must make reservations by Friday, December 21. For more information, click here.
3. The Salvation Army – All Around the U.S.Many Salvation Army locations host an annual free Christmas dinner for those in need. Everyone is welcome to attend the festivities and all the additional activities are free as well. Two examples of these free Christmas dinners courtesy of the Salvation Army are:
- The Phoenix, AZ Salvation Army – Its dinner will be at the Phoenix Convention Center in downtown Phoenix from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. MST on Christmas Day. For more information, click here.
- The Denver, CO Salvation Army – Its dinner will be at the Colorado Convention Center from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. MST on Christmas Eve. For more information, click here.