Published Monday, 23 December 2013
Christmas dinner will be provided free for those in need or alone. (© Common Grounds)
Volunteers from City Church Belfast and Common Grounds café are working to provide the festive meal, having served around 80 people on 25 December last year.
According to organiser Phil King, it may be the seventh year, but everyone is just as excited as ever.
"There are some people in Belfast who may be on their own at Christmas for different reasons. We usually have a mix of nationalities with refugees, asylum seekers, and other people who are new to Belfast," he said.
"Local residents, some people from the Simon community, several City Church families, and a few community volunteers also come along."
The event has been well supported by the wider community, with a local business donating some food free of charge and members of the public offering their time to help out.
We always have plenty of craic!
Phil King, organiser
As well as cooking a traditional roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings, a halal option will also be provided for members of the Islamic community.
"This really is an expression of the true spirit of Christmas," said Damian Wharton, team leader at City Church Belfast, said.
"It's heart-warming to see so many different people coming together to help those who are less fortunate or alone.
"We know that many people are finding it a struggle to survive, and Christmas can be a difficult time if you're on your own.
"This is just one simple way of showing that people do care and that there is hope."
The meal will be served on Christmas Day from 12pm until 3pm in Common Grounds café at University Avenue in Belfast.
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