Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Christmas in January

VCC reaches out to Downtown Eastside residents

Seventy turkeys, 450 pounds of mashed potatoes, 55 pounds of vegetables, 80 litres of cranberry sauce, and more than 300 litres of ice cream were fed to homeless people Jan. 19.

Vancouver Community College’s 15th annual Christmas in January dinner saw 150 volunteers serve roughly 1,700 guests full Christmas dinners.

"Christmas in January is a way for the Vancouver Community College community to connect with, and to support, the residents of the Downtown Eastside, many of whom live in challenging situations," Rachel Des Lauriers wrote in an email thanking volunteers.

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