Salvation Army serves hot meals to those in need on Christmas

It’s a tradition for the Salvation Army of Greater Houston to serve community dinners to the public on Thanksgiving and on Christmas Day. More than 1,000 people in need received a hot holiday meal. The Salvation Army of Great Houston serves its clients food 365 days a year. But it’s special days like Christmas when it opens its door to all those in need.

“Seeing their smiling faces and their cheerful personality on a cold day like today and just getting you know warm food it means so much and to me it is what Christmas is all about.” says volunteer Lauren Grossman.

It's not easy preparing meals for more than 1,000 people between two shelter locations. The prep work started more than a month earlier, cooking up to 12 turkeys a day, and freezing them, so that they would be ready to go for Christmas day.

Craig Harris, an employee for the Salvation Army of Greater Houston, tells FOX 26 News, “It’s an honor and a privilege for doing this here. But the most important thing we’re doing this for God you know we help the people out feeding the people out there and make sure they get full and go to bed with a good stomach you know.“

This is the season for giving, so if you’re feeling generous, you can donate to the Salvation Army of Greater Houston at