Free holiday meals open to anyone in community
Several local organizations are serving free meals open to anyone in the community in celebration of Christmas. The meals include two before the holiday, one on Christmas morning and one after the holiday.
• A meal for the homeless, served by A Hand Up Ministry, is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the River Bottom Church, 1297 Market St. in Yuba City.
Donations sought for the event include camp gear and hams. To make a donation, call Pastor Ron Brasier at 613-2859.
• The 14th annual early Christmas dinner for those in need is from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the 10th Street Diner, 718 10th St., Marysville.
In addition, toys will be distributed to children attending.
The event is co-hosted by the Good Seed Church.
Donations of food, paper and plastic products and wrapped toys — labeled by a recipient's gender and age — can be dropped off between 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m.-8 p.m. daily to Saturday at the diner.
For more information, call 743-2000.
• A Christmas Community Brunch, with food and fellowship, is from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Dec. 25, Christmas morning, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Yuba City. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.
The event includes Christmas movies, children's crafts activities and coffee.
For more information, call the church office at 673-7353.
• The Elks Lodge in Marysville is hosting a post-Christmas meal from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 27, or until the food is gone, at 920 D St., Marysville.
The meal includes roasted turkey on bread, mashed potatoes and dessert, served by volunteers. Meals are eat-in only.
The meal, the lodge's first Christmas-related dinner, is possible through donations from various groups and organizations in the community, plus lodge members.
For more information, call the Marysville Elks Lodge office at 743-5134 or event coordinator AJ Hall at 329-1630.