Volunteers feed the homeless in downtown on Christmas Eve

"We want to be their family"
Posted at 9:32 AM, Dec 25, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Dozens of volunteers joined an organization to spend their Christmas Eve feeding hundreds of men and women experiencing homelessness in Nashville.

People Loving Nashville is a local group that has provided basic needs such as meals, clothing and hygiene products to the poor for the last decade. Every Monday, several volunteers prep food and feed the homeless in downtown. It is a weekly tradition that has never been missed since the inception of the organization, according to volunteer Nate Lampa.

For Christmas Eve, the group partnered with the church, The Belonging Co., to provide about 200 meals at War Memorial Plaza.

Volunteers brought in tables and chairs, food, drinks like hot chocolate, and clothing. They also took time to congregate with the homeless community who took part in the event.

Barbers were also available to provide a free haircut.

"Obviously, Christmas, most people are with their families and people who don't families are far away or might have ended up on the streets experiencing homelessness. So, we want to be their family, and wanted to come here and share dinner and have a good Christmas Eve," Lampa told NewsChannel 5.

According to the group's website, the missions is "to bring hope to the needy by meeting physical needs and building relationships based on the love of Jesus Christ."

To learn more about People Loving Nashville or how to donate, click on this link.