First responders are welcome before, during, and after their shifts as are their family members. Some are able to take advantage of this and have a brief moment or meal with their family while working the holiday.
Mack says the volunteers do it as a way to thank the first responders for everything they do throughout the year. During their visits the first responders all say how appreciative they are to have this option on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
“It’s very pleasant it’s very rewarding,” Mack said. “The police and fire departments, they’re great guys. Really good for our community. We really need to get out and support them and that’s why we do it.”
Any left over food is being donated to a local church to help feed the homeless.