Union Gospel Mission serves 1,800 Christmas meals across Metro Vancouver

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      Today, the volunteers and staff at Union Gospel Mission were busier than ever, dishing up heaping servings of hope along with turkey and all the fixings to low-income people across the region.

      According to UGM, 1,800 Christmas dinners were prepared.

      Due to the pandemic, recipients were served to-go through drop-in doors.

      To get all of this done, it required 1,500 pounds of roasted turkey, 375 pounds of homemade stuffing, 425 pounds of mashed potatoes, 160 litres of gravy, 400 pounds of vegetables, and 350 cherry pies.

      “It has been a long year and, at times, it’s felt like hope was in short supply,” UGM’s Nadia Tchoumi said in a news release. “This holiday season, we want to continue doing what we’ve been doing all this year and for the past 80 years: igniting hope and building meaningful connections over a meal.”

      You can see some images from the event below.

      Union Gospel Mission
      Union Gospel Mission
      Union Gospel Mission