The guest list for dinner will easily number into the thousands.
The Rescue Mission expects to serve a Christmas meal to about 2,500 people today. The estimate is based on last years turnout, the agency said in a news release.
The meal, free and open to the public, will be served from noon to 3 p.m. at 301 W. Superior St. Its made possible by food donations from individuals and groups, cash donations and the work of more than 175 volunteers.
This years homestyle dinner will consist of oven-roasted turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, stuffing, rolls, green beans and assorted pies, the news release said.
The Rescue Mission, a nonprofit organization with an annual budget of $3.5 million, offers short- and long-term residential programs for men, women and children. Last year, it provided 45,133 nights of lodging and served 210,838 meals to the homeless and hungry.
For more information about todays meal, call the Rev. Donovan Coley, Rescue Mission CEO, at 426-7357, ext. 113.