CINCINNATI — For years, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has provided holiday meals to families in need, and this year is no different.
Starting at 9 a.m. Thursday, the nonprofit will be distributing 1,300 hams, fresh produce and all the fixings to make a holiday meal to local families, making sure everyone can celebrate the holidays with a hearty meal.
.@SVDPcincinnati has 1300 meals to distribute this morning. When they run out, folks can go to the @FreestoreFB on Liberty for holiday meals. Our community is so great and we won't let anyone go hungry at Christmas! @WCPO pic.twitter.com/aOt022K8lt— Ally Kraemer (@AllyKraemer) December 19, 2019
"A key part of the Christmas celebration is gathering family at the dinner table and offering thanks for the blessings that the day brings," said St. Vincent de Paul Executive Director Mike Dunn. "Many of our neighbors might not be able to enjoy the celebration without a little neighborly help."
Food drives and donations from St. Xavier High School, St. Rose Church and St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, as well as the Food from the Heart food drive, helped make the holiday meal distribution possible.
People need to bring a photo I.D. to the Don & Phyllis Neyer Outreach Center at 1146 Banks St. to receive a holiday meal. Meals are limited to one per family.