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UGM to host 70th Annual Christmas Dinner for over 3,000 homeless and struggling people

What:
UGM will host its 70th annual scrumptious Christmas dinner for the hungry, hurting and homeless of the Downtown Eastside, New Westminster, and Mission.

When: Saturday, December 11, from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Where: Union Gospel Mission, 616 East Cordova Street

OTHER LOCATIONS:
- New Westminster Drop-in: 658 Clarkson Street (doors open at noon)
- Mission Drop-in: 33071 Railway Ave (doors open at 11:00am)

About the Event   
Planned in coordination with other service providers, Union Gospel Mission serves its Christmas meal early in the month so as to not conflict with other community meals. UGM will utilize the help of about 300 volunteers to serve over 3,000 people at several locations.

Second Christmas Meal – A Table for 2000
Thanks to the generosity of The Glowbal Restaurant Group, Union Gospel Mission will host a second Christmas meal on Thursday, December 23. Again this year, Glowbal Group chefs and staff will be on hand to serve a Christmas dinner for up to two thousand Downtown Eastside residents. More details about this meal to follow in the coming weeks.

The Meal
150 turkeys (1,250 kilos or 2,750 lbs)
1,000 lbs of mashed potatoes
800 lbs of vegetables
700 lbs of stuffing
50 gallons of gravy
250 lbs of cranberry sauce
3,100 dinner rolls
500 pumpkin pies
3,000 scoops of ice cream
5,000 cups of hot coffee

About Union Gospel Mission
Union Gospel Mission has been reaching hungry, hurting, and homeless men, women, youth, and children for nearly 70 years. Through its 8 locations in Metro Vancouver and the city of Mission, UGM provides counseling, education, safe housing, and alcohol and drug recovery to those
struggling with poverty, homelessness, and addiction. The heart of the mission is to demonstrate God’s transforming love, ease the burden of the most vulnerable, rebuild the lives of the broken, and offer dignity to those who feel cast aside. UGM is a proud member of the Canadian
Council of Christian Charities. To find out more, visit www.ugm.ca.

10/12/2010

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