Inaugural feast in Spanish provides festive feast for many

By Rosalind Russell – It was the first time a Christmas feast was provided in Spanish while other similar gatherings were also held in Elliot Lake, Espanola and Little Current.

The inaugural Harvest Kitchen Christmas Lunch in Spanish served 115 meals in Spanish with an additional 35 meals delivered to local seniors in the area.

The Harvest Kitchen program, a partnership between Maplegate House for Women, the Elliot Lake Emergency Foodbank, and the Elliot Lake Royal Canadian Legion began on Halloween and will now be a regular staple in Spanish.

It will run until April operating three days a week while serving an average of 138 meals daily. 

The program will resume serving lunch on January 4th.

The dinners in other communities also returned for the first time since the onset of the pandemic with dozens of individuals and families taking in the festive feasts.

All the organizers thank their many donors and sponsors who helped provide with the various initiatives.

Photos: Volunteers Abby Stencill (left), Nicole Hervieux, Maddison Rheaume, Theresa Hiuser and Bonnie Quigley were proud to serve at the first ever Harvest Kitchen Christmas Lunch in Spanish.

Singers from the Elliot Lake Young Voices Choir and Our Lady of Fatima Choir perform Christmas carols for lunch guests at the inaugural holiday lunch in Spanish.

Photos provided by Maplegate House for Women.

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