It was a chance to break bread with relatives, friends and complete strangers as the Windsor Salvation Army hosted its annual Christmas Dinner.

Hundreds of families gathered at St. Clair Centre for the Arts on Wednesday evening.

Salvation Army spokesperson, Perron Goodyear, the evening is a chance people to be seated and served a traditional Christmas supper. "We see more and more families struggling so it's our privilege to provide a Christmas dinner for those who may not otherwise get one."

More than 2,000 pounds of turkey was served up as well as the side dishes, and to the delight of one young guest, Hannah Bocchini, dessert. "Delicious, they did a very good job."

However, the night would not be possible if not for the efforts of volunteers.

Denise Kalas says the community effort makes it feel like Christmas for the community. "It just shows you how many people need this service. I'm glad that we can provide this for everyone."