Fort Wayne Rescue Mission will serve Christmas dinner Monday for the public

Those who are homeless or in need of a meal can enjoy food and fellowship during the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission’s annual Christmas dinner from noon to 3 p.m. Christmas Day, which is Monday.

The meal is provided free at the Rescue Mission, 301 W. Superior St. More than 150 volunteers will serve guests and prepare meals for carry-out. All volunteer positions for serving the Christmas meal are filled.

The meal is made possible by donated food items from area individuals and groups, cash donations, and the assistance of many volunteers, the rescue mission said in a news release.

“It’s always about restoring dignity,” the Rev. Donovan Coley, Rescue Mission CEO and senior pastor, said in the news release. “When you come to have Christmas dinner at the Rescue Mission, you will walk in, sit down and we will serve you.”

Last year, the rescue mission served more than 2,000 Christmas dinner meals, the news release said.

The rescue mission provides free breakfast, lunch and dinner to the public daily throughout the year, the news release added.