Agape Table, Siloam Mission Serving Christmas Eve Feasts

By David Klassen

Volunteers at Agape Table prepare ingredients for the annual Christmas Eve breakfast. (ARTISTIC IMPRESSIONS)

More than 500 guests will gather this morning for Agape Table’s annual Christmas Eve breakfast.

Steak, eggs, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots and bread pudding have been generously prepared by volunteers to feed deserving inner-city residents.

Local bluegrass performer Aaron Burnett will perform during the meal.

The community nutrition centre is completely funded by private donors and sustains a range of programs to help less fortunate Winnipeggers.

If you can help out during this time of year, Agape Table most needs socks (preferably wool), waterproof winter gloves, jackets/coats, juice, sugar, coffee whitener, jam, cans of beans (commercial size), pasta, and men’s and women’s jeans and pants.

Financial donations can also be made securely on Agape’s website.

Siloam Mission, 300 Princess Street (HANDOUT)

Siloam Mission will also have a full house today, as the homeless shelter plans to serve Christmas Eve dinner to 500-700 people from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The traditional dinner will include all the trimmings, decorated tables, and gifts for the guests as they leave.

Today’s dinner has the second highest attendance behind Thanksgiving.