Father Joe’s to host Christmas Eve feast for homeless residents

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Father Joe’s Villages will host a Christmas Eve meal service Tuesday for homeless residents at the shelter.

More than 60 volunteers with Father Joe’s Villages’ Franklin Antonio Public Lunch Program are expected to serve a traditional holiday meal to some 400 people at the shelter. The lunch program offers meals three times a day to residents living in emergency and transitional housing and the city’s bridge shelters, utilizing more than 18,000 pounds of food per day.

Father Joe’s President and CEO Deacon Jim Vargas will bless the meal before attendees feast on traditional holiday dishessuch as roasted turkey and stuffing. The lunch service is scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m. at the Paul Mirabile Center, located at 16 15th St.

The organization regularly shelters more than 2,000 people each night and serves as many as 3,000 meals each day. Information about the organization can be found at my.neighbor.org.

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