Now in its seventh year, the annual feeding the homeless at Christmas event has become a key ingredient to the survival and positive spirit of the residents of the Downtown Eastside. Each year, just a few days before Christmas, the Servants of Hope Society and their countless volunteers set up in Gastown’s Pigeon Park dishing out hot food with warm smiles. The event does more than fill empty bellies and warm up frosty fingers as it offers a message of hope and the possibility of recovery. This year’s event takes place on December 17th at Pigeon Park starting at 6pm. Volunteers and donations are eagerly welcome. Please contact [email protected] for information regarding donating or helping out.