Organizers prepare to feed thousands
The 23rd Annual 1290 WMCS Salvation Army Christmas Family Feast is just one week away! The organizations are preparing to serve thousands on Tuesday, December 25 Christmas Day at the Delta Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
“The Christmas Family Feast is a Milwaukee tradition. What started out 23 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 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 10,000 individuals were served dinner on Christmas Day.