2014 Free Christmas Day Dinner
While going without basic necessities like food is a serious issue throughout the year, Christmas can be a particularly difficult time for low-income families, single parents, the homeless and all that are in need. SJMBC invites you to our FREE Christmas celebration dinner.
Who can attend this Free Christmas Dinner?
- If you are going to be alone at Christmas, you are welcome to come.
- If spending Christmas at home may be difficult for some, following bereavement for example, you are welcome to come.
- If you want to do something different, you are welcome to come.
- If you want the share the true meaning of Christmas with other, you welcome to come.
- If you are homeless or between homes, you are welcome to come.
- If you are having financial difficulties and can’t afford to prepare a Christmas Dinner, you are welcome to come.
· If none of the above reasons apply to you and your situation, you are welcome to come.
There are no requirements limiting who can eat. The feast includes turkey and ham, mashed potatoes, cornbread dressing (stuffing), green beans, dinner rolls, and a variety of desserts.
The Free Dinner will be served Thursday, December 25, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at St. John Missionary Baptist Church located 427 Market Street, Alton, Illinois 62002. In addition to the Christmas meal, we will provide personal hygiene kits for our guest (Men, Women and Children) that are homeless or in need. We are placing the following items in the personal hygiene kits: Bar Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Hair Comb and Deodorant. For more information, SJMBC phone number is (618) 465-5954 or visit our website at www.sjmbc.net.
How can I help? What if I want to help
We are seeking volunteers, food donations (Turkey, Ham and Cans of Green Beans) and monetary donations (food and personal hygiene kits purchases). A tax deductible receipt will be sent to you after receiving your donation. We thank you in advance for your generous donation. Without the support of individuals, businesses and community organizations, this very special event would undoubtedly not be feasible. Please visit our website at www.sjmbc.net and click on the link for Christmas Day Dinner to find out more information on how you can help.