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Salvation Army’s 89th Christmas Luncheon Brings Joy to Hundreds in Need


Salvation Army’s 89th Christmas Luncheon aims to “rescue Christmas” and bring joy to hundreds in need

Salvation Army pillar of support in the community – Hundreds of cars line up to receive a hot meal and gift voucher at the Salvation Army’s 89th Annual Christmas Luncheon.

Doing the most good – Volunteers lend a helping hand in support of the Salvation Army’s 89th Annual Christmas Luncheon.

December 23, 2020. Nassau, BahamasThe Salvation Army has made it its mandate to “rescue Christmas,” enlisting a team of volunteers in love’s army to feed those in need at its 89th Annual Community & Senior’s Luncheon.

More than 300 persons were treated to a special lunch and gift voucher to help brighten their holiday season. This year, the annual luncheon took the form of a drive-through to adhere to social distancing protocols.

“This year’s luncheon was special because we were able to provide hope for many who were affected greatly by the covid-19 pandemic,” stated Melanese Coakley, Salvation Army Community Relations & Development Associate. “We are forever thankful to our donors and volunteers who all came together to help those in need.”

For the last 89 years, the Salvation Army’s Annual Christmas Luncheon has provided a festive event to celebrate the season while offering relief to those in need. CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank sponsored this year’s event.

The Salvation Army remains on the frontlines, assisting those most vulnerable in the community. The Christmas Luncheon is a part of the organization’s Christmas Cheer Program, an extension of their year-round Feeding Program.

To learn more about The Salvation Army or make a difference in the lives of those in your community, visit or call The Salvation Army at 393-2340.

About The Salvation Army:

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. The Bahamas Division of The Salvation Army provides assistance through a wide array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, schooling and employment for the blind, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. For more information, go to