ALTON — 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.
St. John Missionary Baptist Church invites residents to a free Christmas celebration dinner.
Who can attend this Free Christmas Day Dinner?
If you are going to be alone at Christmas, you are welcome.
If spending Christmas at home may be difficult for some, following bereavement for example, you are welcome.
If you want to do something different, you are welcome.
If you want the share the true meaning of Christmas with other, you welcome.
If you are homeless or between homes, you are welcome.
If you are having financial difficulties and can’t afford to prepare a Christmas Dinner, you are welcome.
If none of the above reasons apply to you and your situation, you are welcome.
There are no requirements limiting who can eat. The feast includes turkey and ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, dinner rolls and desserts.
Dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 25, at the church, 427 Market St. For information, call the church at (618) 465-5954.