Hundred's Of Homeless Fed On Christmas Day In reno

Hundreds of less-fortunate, slept Christmas night with full bellies & full hearts for the first time, in a long time.

On Christmas day "Catholic Community Services of Northern Nevada" helped to feed and comfort the needy.

Kolo-8's Auburn Hutton reported that some 700 people who've fallen on hard times, shared in that yuletide generosity.

"There were a lot of smiles in the room from both volunteers and those who got a hot meal. Without it, many otherwise would have gone hungry."

About 700 hungry members of the community packed the Saint Vincent's dining hall for the annual holiday meal.

While the kitchen feeds the needy year-round, Christmas day, they were treated like guests.

Micheal Ford said, "Anyone who showed up, we provided them with a good meal. We don't ask questions. We don't take names. We serve everybody."

For some, it was the first hot meal they had had in days, weeks, or longer.

The traditional holiday dinner not only filled their stomachs, but it also gave some a Christmas they've never had.

One visitor said, "I've had a lot of hardship and it's good to have other people to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to."

Dozens of volunteers helped make it possible.

While some say it's a family tradition to help out each year, for others it was the first time they've been involved and will certainly not be the last.