Organizers prepare to feed thousands
The Salvation Army and partner 1290 WMCS are just days away from the 22nd Annual Christmas Family Feast. The organizations are preparing to serve thousands on Sunday, December 25 Christmas Day at the Frontier Airlines Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. Christmas Family Feast hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
“The Christmas Family Feast is a Milwaukee tradition. What started out 22 years ago as a dinner to feed those in need, has evolved into an important holiday event where a great meal serves as the focal point for a wonderful day of fellowship and community,” said 1290 WMCS operations manager Tyrene ‘TJ’ Jackson.
Major Roger Ross, Salvation Army Milwaukee County Commander said, “Christmas is a wonderful time of year when we are all reminded of the many blessings we have. However, for an increasing number of people in our community, the holidays are becoming can be challenging. The economy has taken a toll on so many families and through the Christmas Family Feast we are able to share compassion and offer a real feeling of community.”
This year’s Christmas Family Feast menu will consist of ham, turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, yams, green beans, dinner rolls, an assortment of deserts and beverages.
Guests will receive complimentary gifts while supplies last.
Last year 8,986 individuals were served dinner on Christmas Day.