Christmas at Our Place in time of pandemic
VICTORIA, B.C. – Despite COVID throwing another wrinkle in the works, Our Place wants to make sure that everyone can still enjoy a festive Christmas meal.
“Our chefs are busy cooking turkey, smashing potatoes, mixing stuffing and peeling vegetables,” says Julian Daly, Chief Executive Officer of Our Place. “All to make sure that we deliver a heaping plate of home-cooked deliciousness.”
Rogers’ Chocolates has also generously donated festive chocolates to hand out for dessert.
Once again, this year will be markedly different in that Our Place can’t have several hundred people sitting down all at once to enjoy their meal. Volunteers, politicians, and other community representatives will be limited due to COVID restrictions. Instead, the kitchen has extended the mealtime to two hours, and service will be cafeteria style. The meal will be served from 11:30am to 1:30pm on Wednesday, Dec. 22.
“Our Place has always been there for people going through difficult times — regardless of the reason,” says Daly. “And this year, perhaps more than ever, people who thought they would never need our services are finding our doors are open.”