CHRISTMAS is coming so volunteers are starting preparation for this year’s Chelsea Community Christmas Lunch to provide a three-course meal for the homeless and disadvantaged.
The annual event also offers company for those who have nowhere else to go during festive festivities.
“Last year there were approximately 80 guests who enjoyed a three-course meal, Christmas carols, gift bags, hampers and other giveaways,” co-organiser Vanessa Curry said.
“Most importantly, a sense of community was provided to those who would have otherwise been on their own at Christmas time.”
St Joseph’s Parish and primary school students muck in with Chelsea Community Church of Christ, Chelsea Uniting Church and St Vincent de Paul volunteers each year to cater for up to 100 guests on Christmas Day.
Christmas cards and banners to decorate the Parish Hall for the community lunch are being made this month.
Help is always appreciated and anyone interested in registering as a guest or who would like to donate in some way, can see chelseacommunitychristmaslunch.org.au or call St Josephs Parish on 9772 2211 for more information.