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Posted on Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 8:57 p.m.

Free holiday meals offered in Washtenaw County

By Julie Baker

Nowhere to go for the holidays this year? Many organizations and churches throughout Washtenaw County are preparing meals for those in need, many of which are on Christmas Day.

Here's what some groups are offering. If you know of another event that's not included, leave the details in the comments.

  • Hope Clinic will be serving free hot meals on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. All meals will be at Hope Clinic, 518 Harriet St. in Ypsilanti. The meals will be served from 4 to 5 p.m.
  • There will be a Community Christmas Day Dinner sponsored by Faith in Action and Our Savior Lutheran Church in Chelsea, at 1515 S. Main St. (next door to McDonalds).The dinner begins at 1 p.m. and is open to anyone who would like to attend. To get on the head count list, call 734-475-3305. Salads, desserts and volunteers needed.
  • As part of a daily meal service, Food Gatherers' Community Kitchen located in the Delonis Center, 312 W. Huron in Ann Arbor, is serving on Christmas Day from 3 to 4 p.m. Food Gatherers' Community Kitchen serves hot meals Monday through Friday from 12-1 p.m. and from 5:30-6:30 p.m.; and from 3-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  • Holy Trinity Student Parish at 511 W. Forest in Ypsilanti is holding a meal on Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It's open to the public and free for all who would like to come. It's a brunch, and the church serves ham, eggs, sausage, french toast, hash browns, oatmeal and fruit. The parish phone number is 734-482-1400.

Contact Julie Baker at or 734-623-2576. Follow her on Twitter @juliebakera2.



Sat, Dec 24, 2011 : 1:01 p.m.

The Breakfast At St. Andrew's, in downtown Ann Arbor, will be serving a free breakfast from 7:30 - 8:30 am, as it has every day of the year since 1982.


Sat, Dec 24, 2011 : 4:40 a.m.

washtenaw alano club on maple has a christmas meal at noon and its free


Sat, Dec 24, 2011 : 12:29 a.m.

Nice Jesters when there is no bus service on Christmas Day too get the people from place to place........