Holiday Dinner from Friends of the Poor

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SCRANTON -- Hundreds are making their way to Scranton to enjoy a holiday meal with others.

The Friends of The poor is hosting another free community dinner for those senior citizens who may otherwise spend the holidays alone.

This dinner at St. Mary's Center in Scranton is meant for those who might not have anyone else to celebrate the holidays.

Organizers tell us there are about 100 volunteers helping with the evening from making food to serving as well.

An estimated 400 people will make their way in for this dinner which also features a band and even a play later on in the evening.

This meal comes just two weeks after the Friends of the Poor served 600 people during its annual Thanksgiving dinner and for Sister Ann Walsh, it's a tradition for many this holiday season.

"I think the hardest thing for anyone is to be alone on the holidays. And Sister Adrian never wanted anyone to be alone or lonely. So we bring them all together and we're all family, all a part of the great human family and celebrate Christmas together," said Sister Ann Walsh.