Volunteers prepare for annual Christmas St. Vincent de Paul meal
BATON ROUGE - Over 150 volunteers are set to join Bishop Robert Muench for this year’s Christmas meal for this year’s St. Vincent de Paul meal for the homeless and needy.
The meal is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Christmas Day at the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room located at 220 St. Vincent de Paul Place. Staff and volunteers will begin preparing the special meal on Wednesday, Dec. 23 and Thursday, Dec. 24.
St. Vincent de Paul estimates that they’ve served about 240,000 nutritious meals to the poor, homeless and elderly this year alone. The Christmas meal has become a beloved tradition where the organization and its volunteers strive to make sure no one in the community goes hungry on Christmas Day.
In addition to the hot meal, St. Vincent de Paul is also hosting a “Christmas Store” in its parking lot this year. At the store, adult guests will be able to pick out their own Christmas present. Children of homeless and needy guests will also receive a gift.
If you have questions about the Society of St. Vincent de Paul or the holiday meal, call (225) 383-7837.