Christmas cheer at the Chattanooga Community Kitchen

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) —  The Chattanooga Community Kitchen serves the homeless every day of the year, but volunteers wanted to make their Christmas extra special.

The kitchen offered a huge breakfast this morning.

When that was over, volunteers served a traditional Christmas meal with chicken, ham and all the fixings.

Santa Claus even stopped by for a bit, bringing gifts for everyone.

Winter items like lotion and hand warmers were even given out.

Workers here say they want to make this day a holiday to remember.

“These folks have nowhere else to go on Christmas Day. This is home for the holidays. This kitchen is where they eat, and upstairs is their living room, and the bathroom, and the shower, and all the things, so it’s especially important on Christmas Day to just be here to serve, to be here to provide a safe place for people to be,” says Jens Christensen with the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.

As of Sunday afternoon, the kitchen served about 425 people.

Volunteers also handed out hygiene kits donated by TVA.

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