Christmas Dinner for People with No Place to Go

By: Roman Lillie Email
By: Roman Lillie Email

Christmas is a wonderful day to spend time with loved ones, but for those without a place to go, Trinity United Methodist Church and Project Annie have it covered. The church is making dinner and preparations for the feast are already underway.

Blue and Gloria Whitaker, make the arrangements for the meal at Trinity United Methodist Church. And for them, it's a holiday tradition.

They've been organizing it together for the past fifteen years.

At Trinity, the dinner is a true community event. Numerous people and organizations donated food.

Blue Whitaker says, "This is what Christmas is supposed to be about, not just the commercialism, the sharing the spirit with your family and your friends."

Over at Project Annie, Miss Annie and her helpers began cooking before 11am on Monday to make sure there's enough food to feed everyone.

The holiday favorites include collard greens and sweet potato pie. Miss Annie says she enjoys cooking for others because it makes them happy...and those who come to eat are quick to share their appreciation.

Chiquita Mullins who volunteers at Project Annie says, "They're happy to know they have somewhere to go eat and be around others for the holidays if they don't have family."

At Trinity United Methodist Church, dinner starts at noon. Project Annie will begin serving food at 11am.

Project Annie is located at 625 W 4th Ave in Tallahassee, and Trinity United Methodist Church is located at the intersection of Park Ave and Duval Street.

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