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Salvation Army hosts Christmas dinner

DENVER — For nearly two thousand people who were in need of a Christmas meal, the Colorado Convention Center was the place to be Monday. The Salvation Army held their 30th annual combination meal and clothing and gift give-away, was able to help hundreds of people on this Christmas Eve.

“We just work with our partners–the Downtown Shearton Hotel and Safeway–to provide a wonderful meal for those in need,” said Lt. Col. Dan Starrett. “But we provide meals for 1,000 people every day of the year, this is just one day for us, all be it a very special day!”

For families, this meal is something very special, Gustavo Martinez says his mom and dad work every day but have trouble putting food on the table, for them and dozens others, a simple meal of string beans, mashed potatoes and ham, is a meal which will make the holidays very special.

Santa was on hand as was the Shutter Up Photo mobile studio, to provide families with a family photo, something many do not have.

With the help of hundreds of volunteers, many found a warm meal, with toys and extra special treats at the annual luncheon provided by the Salvation Army at the CCC. 

 You can donate online to The Salvation Army by clicking here.