All welcome to free Christmas Eve meal in Davis

For those students who can’t make it home for the holidays, the town of Davis can feel pretty lonely around Christmas time. Some senior citizens in Davis might also be missing family as well, and in need of company and a cheery meal.

The holiday spirit will be in full effect in Aggie Town come Christmas Eve. The 28th Annual Holiday Meal will be served for all who show up to the Veteran’s Memorial Center (14th & B Streets, Davis), which in previous editions has included such traditional offerings as mashed potatoes, stuffing, desserts and much more. And being that this feast will be served in the socially conscious hamlet of Davis, a vegan menu will be available as well.

The Davis Food Co-Op acts as the meal’s main sponsor, with additional support from the city of Davis, UC Davis Dining Services, the Davis Rebekah Lodge and many more. Volunteers are also welcome to help with this meal for 600 people, and dessert donations are welcome.

The volunteer list tends to fill up by mid-December, so call the Davis Food Co-Op to see what help may still be needed: (530) 758-2667.

For those who simply want to eat, the food will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Coffee and treats will be served for early guests at 2:30 p.m.

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