Hundreds of local residents can be expected to gather in the parish hall of Grace Episcopal and Holy Spirit Lutheran Church for the annual free Christmas dinner. A roasted turkey dinner with all the fixings, organized by Cortland Loaves and Fishes, is served from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Participants are served a sit-down meal by board members and volunteers. Santa arrives at 5 p.m. to give out gifts to the children. Gifts are donated by the Cortland Realtors Association and other generous individuals.
In addition, Loaves and Fishes will distribute holiday food baskets to approximately 60 families. These food baskets are organized by the Cortland Breakfast Rotary Club as an annual service project. In an effort to avoid duplication, basket distribution is coordinated with other community agencies including the Salvation Army and Catholic Charities.
You can support this event through monetary, toy or food donations or contact Kim to schedule a time to volunteer.