More than 1,100 people were served an early Christmas dinner Wednesday at the Salvation Army Winnipeg Booth Centre.
The shelter held three different sittings for members of the city’s homeless community, complete with all the fixings of a traditional Christmas meal. Staff and volunteers served up turkey, ham, potatoes, gravy, and a selection of homemade-style cherry rhubarb pies.
“It is always an exciting event for us,” said Jim Hayes, interim executive director. “Our staff and a team of over 60 volunteers work very hard to make this wonderful meal come together. Everyone is in a festive spirit, friendships and bonds are strengthened, new connections made and the human spirit is revived.”