The House of Lazarus (HOL) is gearing up for the first anniversary of Dinner on the House. The free community meals launched on May 17 last year. Roast beef, potatoes, carrots and cake will be served at the anniversary dinner set for this Thursday. Client Services Coordinator Kim Merkley says new people come to the dinner all the time.

The free meal is held every Thursday from 4 to 7:00pm at the Knox Presbyterian Church in Mountain. Dinner on the House is open to everyone in the community. Merkley says hundreds frequent the meal.

The free meal fills a service gap identified by the HOL through a survey, which showed nearly half of its food bank clients going entire days without eating. To date, Dinner on the House has served over 3,400 people.   

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