The Victory Mission in Springfield offered a special Christmas Eve dinner. The non-denominational outreach center serves free meals every night of the year, but has a much bigger turnout for the holidays.
Victory Mission Director of Marketing Becca Brotherton says the non-profit organization serves people who have nowhere to go. “It can get really lonely so to be able to have a place you know you can come and eat with other people to fellowship and just have that holiday cheer,” said Brotherton.
Organizers say on a typical night they might serve about 60 people and last night a couple hundred took them up on the offer. The public is welcome to volunteer time at Victory Mission, which also offers an Addiction Recovery and Job Training Program.
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