continued “The volunteers help make it festive,” Kociela said. “We’ve seen people for the last 10 to 15 years, and they continue to keep coming back. Many say it’s the highlight of their day.”
Activities for the holidays continue through the month of December. The Rescue Mission welcomes donations for holiday meals and parties, and isin particular need of hams for this year’s Christmas celebrations.
Something that lasts after the holidays, though, is the year-round need for volunteers.
“We get a lull in January,” Kociela said. “We can use people serving meals all the time, but the numbers definitely go down in January.”
The Food Service Center serves three meals a day, and offers home-delivered meals six days a week.