Lismore Soup Kitchen president Mieke Bell is expecting a 160 people at the Christmas Lunch held every year at the Winsome in Lismore.
Lismore Soup Kitchen president Mieke Bell is expecting a 160 people at the Christmas Lunch held every year at the Winsome in Lismore. Marc Stapelberg

Annual Christmas Lunch Bigger and Better

The Lismore Soup Kitchen will use 20kg of potatoes to create its signature potato bake dish this year at the annual Christmas lunch.

Lismore Soup Kitchen president Mieke Bell said that they were expecting a 160 people this year which is double what they do on a daily basis and there will be four large hams, a 160 pieces of chicken and the traditional Father Mac puddings from Alstonville.

"It is very festive," she said.

"There are carols, music and a substantial Christmas lunch.

"It’s my favourite day of the year because so many people are on their own.

"We are family to so many people, and I love sharing this day with them."

Mieke said the invitation was extended to anyone in Lismore especially those people without family in the area.

"Christmas is a time of year where people feel very alone and you never feel like a stranger here because everyone is so welcoming," she said.

Christmas festivities with start at 9am with drinks and nibbles, while lunch will take place at 12pm.

Anyone wanting to donate gifts or volunteer their time can contact Mieke on 0407789528.



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