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Christmas meals being provided throughout Abbotsford for those in need

From mobile meals to sit-down dinners, a list has been compiled for Christmas dinners in community
Abbotsford Coun. Les Barkman was among the volunteers who delivered meals to guests attending the Salvation Army’s annual Thanksgiving luncheon back in 2015. The tradition continues this year, with the Salvation Army and many others planning holiday-themed meals throughout December.

There are several Abbotsford organizations and service providers that will be providing Christmas-themed meals for those who need them throughout the holiday season.

A list has been compiled and shared out by Abbotsford ACCESS (Advancing Equitable Community Services and Supports), along with information on how to receive a Christmas Bureau basket.

The basket provides the ingredients for a traditional holiday meal for households with children in their care and seniors. Applications can be found at abbotsfordfoodbank/need-food/#christmas, and the deadline to apply is Nov. 24.

Dinners range from sit-down festivities to outdoor or mobile meals, and include:

• Dec. 1, 5 p.m., hosted by Mennonite Central Committee at 33933 Gladys Ave.

• Dec. 10, 3:30 p.m., hosted by Lifeline Outreach Society at 33933 Gladys Ave.

• Dec. 13, 6 p.m., Union Gospel Mission, Fraser Valley Mobile Mission at the corner of Laurel Street and Montrose Avenue.

• Dec. 15, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Salvation Army Christmas Community Luncheon at 35190 DeLair Rd.

• Dec. 22, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Salvation Army Candlelight Luncheon at 34081 Gladys Ave.

• Dec. 23, 5 p.m., hosted by The 5 and 2 Ministries at the corner of Laurel Street and Montrose Avenue.

• Dec. 23, 5:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Lotus Humanitarian Society at The Hub on Countess Street.

• Dec. 25, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Ground Zero Ministries, multiple locations being delivered to.

Note: This may not be a complete list. If you are hosting a meal for the community, please send the details to

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Jessica Peters

About the Author: Jessica Peters

I began my career in 1999, covering communities across the Fraser Valley ever since.
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