There are several places you can get a free Christmas meal this week.
The Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission is holding its annual Christmas dinner at 11am Wednesday at the Mission at 355 Record Street in Reno. More than 600 men, women and children are expected to attend the event. Every attendee will receive a free winter coat, hat and gloves. Children will also receive gifts and adults will get a free hygiene kit.
Toys, hats, gloves and scarves, and hygiene items, such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, lip balm and lotions, can be dropped off at the Mission's administrative offices at 2115 Timber Way, Reno. Monetary donations can be made through its website at www.rsgm.org.
For details, call 323-0386, Ext. 16.
From John Ascuaga's Nugget:
Continuing a tradition started by the Ascuaga family, the Nugget's new owners will provide more than 1,300 Christmas meals to people in need at St. Vincent's Dining Room on Christmas Day, December 25, 2013 beginning at 11:30 a.m.
"It's important to me to continue the Nugget's long history of philanthropy in the Northern Nevada community," said Carlton Geer, President and CEO of John Ascuaga's Nugget. "So many people in our community depend on the Nugget's Thanksgiving and Christmas meals at St. Vincent's. We want to continue these programs and enhance them, if possible."
This will be the 59th consecutive year the Nugget has provided free Thanksgiving and Christmas meals to an area shelter.
"We are just so thrilled to continue this relationship with the Nugget. It's Christmas Day. Everyone deserves a special holiday meal," said Peter Vogel, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada.
The food served at St. Vincent's Dining Room on Christmas Day is the same high-quality food that will be served to guests at the Christmas Buffet at the resort.
People in need of a Christmas meal are invited to St. Vincent's Dining Room at 11:30 a.m. on Christmas Day. The dining room is located at 325 Valley Road in Reno.
From John Ascuaga's Nugget