Feeding the Less Fortunate This Christmas

By: Amelia Nahmias Email
By: Amelia Nahmias Email

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- The community joined together this Christmas to provide fellowship and help people in need, and on Wednesday night, the community stepped up to help the less fortunate.

First Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg hosted its sixth annual Christmas dinner, welcoming anyone and everyone to have a hot meal and holiday celebration. Cargill donated eight hams and eight turkeys in addition to the donations from the church and community. Christina Gordon got a hot meal and spent time with her friends and family.

"It means a lot to a lot of people. It means a lot to me. I know what it's like to be out on the streets, not being able to have a hot meal. I've been to several different churches for food pantries and stuff like that. It's been real rough lately when it comes to having a hot meal," Gordon said. "Christmas time, it's that one special time of the year. I mean, it's awesome."

First Presbyterian said the turnout was the largest so far, with about 150 people getting a Christmas dinner this year.

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