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Needy Families Dine In Style At ChopHouse For Christmas

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A young patron of the ChopHouse on Christmas (credit: CBS)

A young patron of the ChopHouse on Christmas (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4) – Thousands of people lined up to dine in style in downtown Denver on Christmas.

The Denver ChopHouse & Brewery teams up with several shelters and nonprofit programs every year during the holidays to provide a holiday meal to homeless and in-need families.

Some 2,700 people were served a delicious warm meal. This year they were “served” instead of dishing up from a buffet.

Organizers say the need is greater this year.

“The numbers continue to grow, the line is longer every morning when I get here. The need is greater and I think that as much as the economy has hit you and (me), it’s devastating to these folks,” Collin McDowell with the ChopHouse said

Santa also made an appearance.

Each family received new winter clothing, pajamas and books for children. Families were also given the opportunity to pose for a portrait to commemorate the day.

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