A Time of Celebration: Holiday Lunches. November 23 & 24, 2016; December 23, 2016; 12:noon to 1:30 pm
“The Thanksgiving and Christmas lunches are something special,” smiles Brent Hermann, who has coordinated the meals program at the Millionair Club Charity for over 15 years. “We have two lunches where we have a holiday meal with ‘all the trimmings’: Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving.”
“Community Volunteers set the tables with tablecloths and decorations, and folks have a chance to sit down and be served turkey lunch, followed by pie,” continues Brent. “We want it to be a time of relaxation and rejuvenation over a hot delicious meal.”
Thanksgiving morning kicks off when 80 volunteers from Full Life Ministry arrive, to package up thanksgiving lunches that are delivered to home-bound seniors. Each meal is thoughtfully put together with a handmade card and placement from local school children. The presentation includes a flower with every meal.”
Community Volunteers take the holiday packages to home-bound seniors, and sit with them, so they have company on the holiday.
The line starts forming outside the Millionair Club Charity building early for holiday lunch. Volunteers go outside and bring warm coffee. They’re looking forward to a meal with “all the trimmings”: turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans, a roll, and a BIG piece of pie.
Over 800 holiday lunches will be served at the three holiday meals. Volunteers serve meals “restaurant style”, with our diners able to sit down, relax, and have dinner and pie brought to them. It’s a joyous time for our staff, as many of our regular clients bring young children and friends to share the joys of the day.
The Meals Program at the Millionair Club Charity serves over 97,000 hot nutritious breakfasts and lunches, Monday through Friday, throughout the year. It is just one service of the supportive employment program at the Millionair Club Charity, that assists men and women who are homeless or have little or no resources, to get the services they need to become job ready and connect with employment opportunity. Services s include a shower, laundry, job training, licensing, work clothes, free prescription eye glasses and access to housing.
The Millionair Club Charity has been rebuilding lives through jobs and supportive services in its Belltown location since 1921. Find out more at millionairclub.org.