1,350 children and adults were served a Christmas feast that featured steak, thanks to a Secret Santa.
The holidays are all about celebration with friends and family, which is why homeless shelters are incredibly important establishments. For those that live on the streets, a respite from freezing temperatures and a hungry belly is more than a gift, it?s close to life itself.
Fortunately, Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission was able to serve a hearty dinner to men, women, and children on Christmas eve. And, thanks to a ?Secret Santa?, 3,500 pounds of rib-eye steak was added to the menu.
The Washington Mission wrote on Facebook:
?Thanks to our generous donors, we were able to serve 1,350 children and adults a Christmas feast that included steak, shrimp, a loaded baked potato and some herb roasted carrots! It was quite the merry night at all of our shelters!?
As GoodNewsNetwork relays, Union Gospel Mission is responsible for providing emergency care and services to the homeless community?and has done so since 1932. Rarely is?steak?served at the shelter due to its high cost, which is why the rare treat garnered media attention.
Commented one of the guests, named Mary:
“This meal means a lot – it?s the first Christmas I?m sitting down having a sober meal with my kids and new sisters and making new memories.?
The photos capture the joy all participants experienced on the big day.
Don?t forget – Christmas may only come once a year, but generosity is needed every day for the planet and its inhabitants to flourish. Consider ?being the change? in your own community.
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