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St. Vincent de Paul serves annual Christmas dinner

Source: Robert Hollins/WAFB Source: Robert Hollins/WAFB
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Strangers became family at one of the biggest dinner tables in Baton Rouge.

Hundreds of people turned out for St. Vincent de Paul's annual Christmas dinner. It is the charity's biggest day of the year serving residents in need and this year was no exception.

In fact, so many people showed up to help out that they actually had to turn away some volunteers.

The director said the community support is overwhelming and he hopes the Christmas spirit of giving will last into and throughout 2015.

"I think it says a lot about Baton Rouge for so many people to show up and serve a hot, nutritious meal for people in need," said Michael Acaldo, president and CEO of St. Vincent de Paul.

Remember that volunteers will still be needed Friday.

St. Vincent de Paul also had its Christmas market, providing adults with warm coats and other items they may need.

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