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Ottawa, ON – The Ottawa Mission helps hundreds of people who are struggling during the Christmas season. We hope to make the holidays a little brighter with the annual Christmas Dinner planned for later this month. The Ottawa Mission’s special Christmas Dinner will take place Sunday, December 18th from 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in The Mission’s Dining Room.

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.

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 that will be on hand to help out as well.

The menu for our Christmas Dinner consists of:

  • 2,500 lbs of oven-roasted turkey
  • 50 gallons of giblet gravy
  • 450 tourtières
  • 600 lbs of mashed potatoes
  • 400 lbs of glazed baby carrots
  • 400 lbs of green beans almondine
  • 230 dozen dinner rolls
  • 3,000 cupcakes provided by ‘Cupcakes 4 Christmas’

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 support this initiative.

FOR INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Shirley Roy | Community & Media Relations
613-234-1144 ext.305
613-513-9401 (cell)
sroy@ottawamission.com