Nearly 1,500 People Expected to be Served

Kansas City, MO – An annual holiday tradition will continue next week, when The Salvation Army hosts its popular Community Christmas Day Dinner.

The dinner will be held Wednesday, December 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 101 W. Linwood in Kansas City, Missouri. The dinner is free and open to the public.

The meal will include turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and pie. Nearly 150 volunteers will assist with the on-site Christmas Day Dinner from set-up to clean-up!

Also on Christmas Day, nearly 100 Salvation Army volunteers will deliver a traditional holiday meal to 900 homebound and elderly individuals in the metropolitan area.  All volunteer assignments for the Christmas Day Dinner and meal delivery are full.

“Between our on-site meal and deliveries, we prepare enough food to serve at least 1,500 people on Christmas Day,” said Major Charles Smith, divisional commander of The Salvation Army, Kansas and Western Missouri. “The shopping list includes 24 cases of green beans, 24 gallons of gravy, 2 cases of cranberry sauce and 40 pounds of butter!”