Free Christmas meal offered in Parksville

Free Christmas meal offered in Parksville

Anyone wanting a warm meal on Dec. 25 can head to the Salvation Army soup kitchen

Anyone wishing for a warm meal on Christmas Day can go to the Salvation Army soup kitchen (187 Alberni Hwy in Parksville) between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The Salvation Army is not putting on the event but are donating the space to organizers Mara Nord and Karen Brooks.

Nord and Brooks are Parksville residents who frequently help the less fortunate around the community.

Nord said she wanted to give back to the community that has helped her many times in the past.

The free meal is open to anyone who wants to attend.

Phones and tablets will also be available at the event for people to contact their family or loved ones.

Nord said they are still looking for donations and anyone wishing to contribute can call her at 250-947-0474 or email maranord@hotmail.com.