Everyone welcome at free community dinners
Each month, the Christ the King Lutheran Church in Holliston holds a free community dinner each month for anyone interested in a good home-cooked meal and/or fellowship. Courtesy photo
By Theresa Knapp
Each month, the Christ the King Lutheran Church in Holliston hosts a community dinner at no cost for anyone who would like to attend.
“We started last March and about 35 people attended,” said Dale Hava, Vice President of the Congregation, noting they now have approximately 60 guests each month. “We attribute the growth to word of mouth from those who attend and increased publicity that we generate…We are seeing many repeat diners and often they bring new people with them.”
Hava, who lives in Milford, says the event is open to anyone from any town. He notes that some people come from as far away as New Bedford, and nearly half of the dinner guests live in Milford.
“We have a large following from Milford, many of whom go to the Milford Senior Center on a regular basis. We also draw quite a few people from Holliston, Medway and Millis. Most of the people are senior citizens, but we have a growing number of younger families who come on a regular basis; this past month we had four or five young children and their parents.”
The home-cooked meals are prepared by members of the congregation. The menu varies monthly but always includes “all the fixings” and dessert.
Hava says the dinners are for everyone interested in a good meal. The gatherings are not religious-related and are merely hosted in the church’s “fabulous space that lends itself nicely to events like this” since the hall can seat up to 160 people.
Hava says, “It is an opportunity for people to get out for an evening, enjoy a good meal and meet new friends. There are many folks out there who can use a good meal and we hope to provide that on a regular basis.”