Christmas Day Dinner at River of Life & Aldi Food Distribution

Once again there’ll be lots available for local people this Christmas at the River of Life Church. Khandu Joseph is coordinator for the Christmas Day dinner this year. Khandu is originally from Northern India/Nepal and understands how difficult it can be to feel lonely when everyone else seems to be having fun.

Mark Smith, Pastor of the Church says, “We’ve special services on 15th and 22nd, but on Christmas Eve at 6pm, we’ll have masses of food, from the local Aldi stores, for people to come and take for themselves, friends, relatives and neighbours who find Christmas difficult. We run a facility every week night through the year, but our Christmas Eve distribution is much larger, including meat and perishable products which need to be used asap.

“On Christmas Day, we warmly invite anyone who would be on their own, to join us for a slap-up dinner and presents etc. Individuals and couples or families who might benefit from this are all very welcome. People are welcome to the Christmas Day service at 11am or just come for the dinner at 1pm.

“It is, of course, open to everyone whether or not they have a Christian faith and there’s no charge.

“We’re also happy to accept offers of voluntary help of course and are extremely grateful for all the offers of help, finance and presents we’ve already received. These all make it possible.”

The River of Life Church is a registered Scottish Charity (nos SC019962 and SC049246) and has provided free Christmas Day dinners for the past 14 years at their premises by Dumfries Railway Station.

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