Interfaith Community Services welcomed hundreds of hungry North County community members to its Escondido headquarters for free Christmas dinners on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Eighty volunteers helped serve about 400 meals at Betty and Melvin Cohn Center headquarters in Escondido.
“The holidays are a time to join together with the ones you love to share in the comfort and joy of the season, but for some it is difficult to even know where their next meal may come from” said Greg Anglea, CEO of Interfaith Community Services. “By opening our doors to our most vulnerable North County neighbors and providing a warm meal and fellowship, we hope we can offer at least some comfort during what otherwise may be a very difficult time.”
Besides accepting traditional food donations Interfaith also distributed accepting items for the wet and rainy season, such as new jackets, blankets and sleeping bags.