1,800 expected for Salvation Army lunch

Posted at 11:02 AM, Dec 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-25 16:21:42-05
SAN DIEGO -- Christmas meals were available for homeless and low-income San Diegans at several locations Friday.
Volunteers with the Episcopal Diocese served breakfast to the homeless at its church center in Ocean Beach. The event began at 9 a.m. at 2083 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.
The Salvation Army served its 32nd annual Christmas meal at 11:30 a.m. at Golden Hall in downtown San Diego. Around 1,800 guests were expected, with 350 volunteers on hand to serve them, according to the Salvation Army.
The organization planned to dish out more than 350 pounds of turkey, and nearly equal amounts of dressing and mashed potatoes. About 180 pumpkin pies were available for dessert.
Serving Seniors, a nonprofit that provides services for low-income older people, provided Christmas food for about 300 seniors beginning at 11 a.m. at 1525 Fourth Ave.
The menu includes Cornish hen, cornbread dressing, sweet potato casserole, green beans and German chocolate cake.