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Catholic Charities to Serve Christmas Meal to Those in Need on Dec. 20

December 12, 2023

Festive sit-down dinner to be held along G Street NW

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2023 — Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington will host a Christmas dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 20, in downtown D.C. for several hundred people who are experiencing hunger and homelessness.

The Christmas meal is part of Catholic Charities’ weekly St. Maria’s Meals program, which served more than 23,000 free hot meals in fiscal year 2023. Each week, St. Maria’s Meals is served on Wednesday evenings along G Street NW.

The Christmas meal of roast turkey with gravy, sweet potatoes, stuffing, collard greens, corn bread and a brownie made by Catholic Charities’ KitchenWork program will be served by volunteers in a festive sit-down dinner under the portico of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library across from Catholic Charities headquarters on G Steet NW. Carolers will entertain guests, who also will receive a special gift.

The special meal is one way Catholic Charities dignifies those facing overwhelming challenges and difficulties, showing these individuals that they are valued and respected.

What: Catholic Charities DC annual Christmas dinner for those who are hungry and without homes.

Where: In front of 901G St. NW, Washington, DC 20001.

When: 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 20. Attendees are expected to start lining up early. Dinner service will take place rain or shine.

Who: Jim Malloy, Catholic Charities president and CEO, will attend and be available for interviews.

Media: For additional information or to schedule an interview, contact Kate Kennedy of Catholic Charities DC’s communications department at or 202-772-4312.

About Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington

Catholic Charities DC is the largest independent social services agency in the Metropolitan D.C. area. As the charitable arm of the Archdiocese of Washington, Catholic Charities DC invests in communities by providing critical services to hundreds of thousands of people in need throughout the District of Columbia and Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland. The organization works tirelessly to give help that empowers and hope that lasts to those it serves regardless of background, belief or circumstance. For more information, visit and follow us on social media @CCADW.