Today: Union Gospel Mission 72nd annual Christmas celebration feast- about 3,000 meals to be served all day to the Downtown Eastside community

VANCOUVER, Dec. 8, 2012 /CNW/ -

What: Union Gospel Mission is gearing up for its 72nd Downtown Eastside community Christmas dinner on Saturday, December 8th. The facility will be
filled with festive cheer as over 3,000 meals are expected to be served amidst live music, a cheery atmosphere and warm smiles.

When: Saturday, December 8, 2012; 10:30am - 4:00pm (doors open at 10:00am)

Where: Union Gospel Mission, 601 East Hastings

Full Story:
Story about one man who, last holiday meal, after being turned away from numerous places, got the help he needed to address the addiction gripping
him:http://www.ugm.ca/media-centre/ugm-to-serve-thousands-of-meals-during-its-annual-early-christmas-dinner%E2%80%94each-meal-represents-a-story

Special Feature: Clearly Contacts is partnering to donate and distribute eye glasses to those in need

The Meal:  150 turkeys (1,500 kilos), 1,500 lbs of mashed potatoes, 700 cherry pies and much more!

SOURCE: Union Gospel Mission

For further information:

Media Contact: Keela Keeping, (604) 996-1417, kkeeping@ugm.ca, Twitter: @UGMUGM.ca