Community Dinner This Sunday
Prince George, B.C. – Hundreds of people are expected to take advantage of this Sunday’s free Thanksgiving Community Dinner put on by the St. Vincent De Paul Society.
Coordinator Bernie Goold says those in attendance can expect a turkey dinner with all the fixings. She notes it’s been prepared once again by first year students in CNC’s Culinary Arts program.
“It’s as good or better than any restaurant meal that you will get. They do it so lovingly and put so much into it and we’re really indebted year after year to Chef Ron Christian and the way he encourages these young people who have just entered the program.”
This is Goold’s 36th community dinner and she says the face of those in need has changed over the years.
“More and more people cannot afford any kinds of luxuries anymore. Even fruits and vegetables because of the high cost of food, especially for those on fixed incomes,” she says. “And a lot of people have two jobs earning minimum wage and are trying to make their way.”
She’s expecting a lot of retirees as well. “Seniors who really for many reasons have no place to go.”
Goold says the dinner will take place at the Sacred Heart Auditorium on Ingledew Street and run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.