VIRIGNIA BEACH, Va. – The Judeo-Christian Outreach Center (JCOC) gave out Christmas Food Baskets to 151 area households on Monday.
Earlier this month, those facing food insecurity called JCOC’s office to secure timeslot for this massive outreach day.
JCOC said guests chose a ham or turkey and received a box filled with nonperishable and fresh items, including mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, vegetables, rolls and dessert.
JCOC’s Community Dinner provides meals every day throughout the year. Those who are experiencing homelessness or struggling with food insecurity can sit down to eat or take a meal to-go. An average of 65-70 guests receive help each day.
In addition to Monday's effort, this Christmas Eve, Senator Bill DeSteph and friends will continue their annual tradition of serving turkey, fixings and pies.
The Community Dinner’s Holiday Schedule at 1053 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach is:
- Christmas Eve - Friday, December 24, 12 to 2 p.m.
- Saturday, December 25 through December 27, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
- New Year’s Eve - Friday, December 31, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m., and New Year's Day, January 1, 2022, 2:30 p.m.
JCOC expects to give several dozen more baskets on Tuesday to those who had to reschedule.
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