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The Rescue Mission serves hot holiday meals-to-go on Christmas Eve


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - The Rescue Mission plans to serve its second-largest holiday meal on Christmas Eve.

If anyone needs a hot meal, they can visit the Rescue Mission at 404 E. Washington Blvd. between noon and 3 p.m. on Dec. 24.

The meal is free and open to everyone.

Because of COVID-19 precautions, this year's Christmas meal will be served as carry-out only.

Last Christmas, volunteers served more than 2,500 meals to those in need. Organizers expect to serve even more people because of the impacts of COVID-19.

“For most of us, Christmas is a time for celebrating. But for many of the poor and homeless in our community, Christmas is just another day without food or shelter,” The Rescue Mission’s CEO/Senior Pastor, Donovan Coley said.

“A simple meal can provide warmth and comfort to someone experiencing hunger or a homeless crisis.”

Free daily meals are available to the community, including holidays. The Rescue Mission’s free community meal service is made possible through the generosity of area organizations, individual donors, and volunteers.

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Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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