Peoria’s South Side Mission is keeping busy with just five days until Christmas.
This year they are baking 500 pumpkin pies for families. Some marines also lended a helping hand today to cut ham for the dinners.
One of the culinary supervisors, Chris Franzon, said they will serve close to 4,000 meals on Christmas day.
“This might be their only interaction with someone. It might be their only meal for the day,” said Franzon, “And just someone that delivers them a meal and spends a little time with them, prays with them, it’s just a special thing.”
Franzon said they have plenty of people helping to put the food together into packages for families however, extra drivers are always needed for the deliveries on Christmas day.
If you are interested in helping call 309-676-4604