As I looked around the room as lunch was in full-swing yesterday, I couldn’t help but feel very blessed to be surrounded by great 39 amazing volunteers as they bustled around the room preparing lunch, setting tables, rolling napkins, making coffee and doing many other of the critical tasks related to hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for over 200 people. Over the weekend many more hands cooked turkeys, mashed potatoes, made stuffing and boiled up delicious gravy to be served to our street friends. It all came together in a beautiful way as we served 2 sittings of turkey dinner with all the trimmings at Dominion Chalmers United Church. We were blessed with enough food that everyone had a full plate! The food received rave reviews from those present and the warm fellowship was the ‘icing on the cake’ as one of our friends put it. What could be better than good food with good friends?
Special dinners at OIM are…well…special indeed.