SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - The Salvation Army was hard at work Christmas Day, cooking up a big dinner to hundreds at Golden Hall in downtown San Diego.
The Salvation Army's annual effort was expected to be the region's largest. Some 1,200 people, including the homeless and those struggling financially, had a hot meal at Golden Hall at the San Diego Concourse.
Over 300 volunteers served 450 pounds of ham, 250 pounds of cornbread stuffing and 300 pounds of mashed potatoes, according to the Salvation Army.
Serving Seniors served over 300 low-income and homeless seniors at its 1525 Fourth Ave. offices.
They'll enjoy Cornish hen with a Mornay sauce, vegetables and other side dishes, according to the organization.
The National Action Network San Diego also hosted their inaugural Christmas breakfast to people in need at Ebeneezer Missionary Baptist Church.
Children also received Christmas gifts and clothing.
The event was aimed to "serve the voiceless of our society and provide a Christmas for those who don't have anywhere to go," NAN's president, the Rev. Shane Harris said.