The charity’s annual Christmas Hot Meals program runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 25, at St. Augustine Hunger Center, 1400 Howard Ave.
“We’re anticipating serving 12,000 for Christmas, just like we did at Thanksgiving,” Meghan Pitrak, the Catholic Charities Director of Emergency Assistance Services told FOX 8.
The charity will be serving and delivering meals upon request, which include ham, yams, green beans or corn, mashed potatoes, a dinner roll, juice, coffee and a brownie or cookie.
The charity asks volunteers who want to help prepare and serve food at the hunger center to arrive at about 9 a.m. and are welcome to stay until about 2 p.m. for clean-up.
“It’s really a blessing to be able, to be in a position where you’re able to help other people. I think the feeling of gratitude that comes from that will really make your holiday special, and make you appreciate all the things that you have, that we sometimes take for granted.”