A Christmas dinner for the less fortunate will be held Christmas day, between 3 and 7 p.m., at Generations Church, 1300 Princess Royal Ave. in Nanaimo. (Stock photo)

Christmas dinner will be held for less fortunate residents

Turkey, ham and the trimmings offered between 3 and 7 p.m.

Organizers are making efforts to ensure that the less fortunate enjoy Christmas dinner.

Gord Fuller, Nanaimo 7-10 Club Society president, says a meal will be offered at Generations Church at 1300 Princess Royal Ave. between 3 and 7 p.m. on Christmas day. It will be a full-meal deal with turkey, ham, stuffing, potatoes and vegetables. Rides will be offered, he said.

“I’ve been doing this one for three or four years now,” said Fuller. “When I heard there was no longer going to be a Christmas dinner in Nanaimo for people in need, I decided, if no one else is going to do it, I’m going to do it and then I had a couple of other people step in and we’ve been doing it for the last four years, I believe it is.”

The dinner is done “through the auspices” of the 7-10 Club, said Fuller. As per usual, breakfast will be offered at the morning at the club’s Prideaux/Fitzwilliam Street location. Fuller said it will take place between 9 a.m. and noon and there will be a bagged lunch as well.

“If there’s people in need, I want to make sure that there’s something out there for them and Christmas day can be a real tough one,” said Fuller.

There are enough volunteers, but anyone wanting to help, get more information or ask for a ride can call Fuller at 250-797-0531.

“Hopefully, everybody has somewhere to go for Christmas,” he said. “It’s the season that’s special. It’s not whether it’s a religious holiday or not, it’s the season, Christmas, Santa Claus etc., etc. That’s the part that’s special and everybody should have a place to go.”



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