By Jennifer McRae

DENVER (CBS4)– Thursday was the day to spread holiday cheer at the Denver Rescue Mission. About 300 meals were served for the annual Christmas banquet.

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The meal and holiday party were for the men, women and families experiencing homelessness. The meals of turkey, ham and all the trimmings were served with pie for dessert.

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“We couldn’t do what we do without the support of all our donors, and the Denver community as a whole,” said Nicole Tschetter with the Denver Rescue Mission.

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The chef created about 1,500 holiday meals to serve over the weekend.

Jennifer McRae