Local church offers dinner to public to enjoy a late-Thankgiving or early-Christmas dinner

 

 

By Ron Giofu

 

Those who didn’t get a chance to enjoy a nice Thanksgiving meal or those who may not get a chance to enjoy a healthy Christmas meal were fed recently.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church presented a turkey dinner for the public and served roughly 300 people, a number similar to what the church served in 2015. Rev. Tim Schneider said it was for those who may not have a chance to have holiday dinners.

ood Shepherd Church gave back to the community late last month with a turkey dinner that fed roughly 300 people. The diners lined up for the meal.

ood Shepherd Church gave back to the community late last month with a turkey dinner that fed roughly 300 people. The diners lined up for the meal.

“They can have it here with us,” he said.

The dinners have been presented since 1999 and are open to the public for all to enjoy.

“If anyone needs it, we don’t charge,” said church member and volunteer Diane Ochs. “We accept donations.”

Last Wednesday night’s dinner not only drew people from Amherstburg but Schneider said there was a strong showing from Windsor with some coming from as far as St. Thomas. He added they use about 24-32 volunteers to help out.

The dinner is paid for through donations with Good Shepherd Lutheran Church alternating back-and-forth each year between local causes and international causes.

ara Nejati and Nathan Krey were just two of the volunteers that helped serve the evening meal to those who stopped by.

ara Nejati and Nathan Krey were just two of the volunteers that helped serve the evening meal to those who stopped by.

Ochs said they have assisted projects ranging from hospitals in Tanzania to helping the Amherstburg Food Bank and Crisis Pregnancy Centre.

The church also offers a day care program, including an area for infants.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church also put floats into this year’s Santa Claus Parade.

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