Posted on December 22, 2022
Food for the Soul.
NightShift’s annual sit-down Christmas Dinner is special to us. Every year, around this time, we gather together to serve a holiday meal made up of hot turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes and all the fixings necessary for a delicious Christmas dinner. With the help of donors, staff and volunteers, this past weekend NightShift was able to serve a turkey dinner, along with gift bags and presents for those with little ones, to our friends on the street. Altogether, over the course of two sittings, we served around 125 meals.
Wendi and Jacki at hot chocolate, pop and gift bag station.
Sitting down together.
Gerry and Bart provided the music.
Having a place to belong during the holidays is important. This time of year can be hard on many of us, bringing up old memories or experiencing an increased sense of isolation and loneliness. This is why NightShift chooses to spend time together in community – because Jesus, Emmanuel, God with us, is always present in the NightShift neighbourhood.
Ray and Bob.
Alice, Mahnaz and Maisie in the toy wrapping room, with the wonderful donations from the Victor Ghirra Annual Toy Drive.
Deb and Alethea.
We want to extend a special thanks to McQuarrie Legal Services, Exclusive Floors, JD Farms and Country Lumber for making this Christmas dinner possible.