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Charity Offers Christmas Meal

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EUGENE, Ore. — A local church group helped offer a special meal Christmas morning to some of those in extra need.

Dozens of people showed up at Catholic Community Services Wednesday morning for the annual Christmas Coffee for the homeless and low income residents.

It was more than just coffee being served up. Attendees also feasted on beef stew, potato salad, bagels, and pastries.

The morning’s event was made possible by more than 50 volunteers. One volunteer we spoke with said it’s important to put oneself in someone else’s shoes.

“I mean, nobody wants to spend the holidays alone. Nobody wants to spend them outside. I certainly wouldn’t, so I think just being in this area, this place to be, having a place to be brightens their Christmas,” said Tawny Kuykendall.

Catholic Community Services says it prepared a meal for about 250 people, and a number of local restaurants donated the food.

Attendees also received a lunch bag to go, and there was a post card station where people could send a card to a loved one.

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