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MEDIA RELEASE
December 14, 2017

Ottawa, ONThe Ottawa Mission helps hundreds of people who are struggling during the Christmas season. It hopes to make the holidays a little brighter with its annual Christmas Dinner this Sunday and preparations are already underway in the Mission kitchen as it is estimated 2,500 plates of delicious turkey dinner will be served to those who are homeless, hungry or alone.

The special Christmas Dinner will take place Sunday, December 17th from 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in The Mission’s Dining Room.

Many special volunteer servers, including some from Ottawa City Hall, Queens Park and various community leaders, will be dropping by during our special dinner event. They will join about 110 community volunteers who will be on hand to help out as well.

That meal will consist of:

  • 2,500 lbs Oven Roast Turkey
  • 24 Pans Savory Stuffing
  • 450 Tourtiere pies
  • 600 lbs Mashed Potatoes
  • 250 lbs Glazed Baby Carrots
  • 250 lbs Green Beans Almandine
  • 3,000 cupcakes
  • 230 Dozen Rolls
  • 50 Gallons Giblet Gravy

As always, generous donations of food and money from people in the community make this event possible and The Ottawa Mission extends its heartfelt thanks to those who make it possible.

About The Ottawa Mission

Since 1906, The Ottawa Mission has been serving the homeless, the hungry and the lost by providing food, clothing, shelter and hope. In 2015, The Ottawa Mission sheltered an average of 231 men every night and served an average of 1,300 meals every day. The Ottawa Mission also houses a Hospice, Addiction Treatment programs and a Medical/Dental Clinic for the homeless.

FOR INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Peter Tilley

Executive Director
613-234-1144 ext.226
ptilley@ottawamission.com