Holiday Lunch Feeds Bethlehem's Hungry

On December 5, Moravian College hosted a holiday luncheon at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity to provide food to residents of Bethlehem who might otherwise not be able to enjoy a seasonal feast. The 2009 luncheon was attended by more than 250 people from a variety of Bethlehem social service agencies, including New Bethany Ministries, Victory House, Trinity Episcopal Church Soup Kitchen, Fountain Hill School Family Center, Fowler Family Center (Donegan School), Turning Point, and Clearview Elementary School Family Center.

Moravian's Holiday Hound mascot and other special visitors helped spread holiday cheer among the guests. Terry Kubera, secretary in the Education Department, organized volunteers to assist children with arts and crafts activities. Student volunteers from Gamma Sigma Sigma and Delta Omicron, staff members, and friends provided music and caroling throughout the lunch.

For each of the last eleven years, more than fifty Moravian College faculty and staff members and student volunteers have helped serve a traditional holiday dinner of turkey, filling, mashed potatoes, carrots, cake, and pie to Bethlehem residents that might benefit from holiday spirit and a nutritious, hot meal.