PHOTOS: 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner

Bags await loading at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry FarrellBags await loading at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry Farrell
Event co-ordinator Rob James explains how the process will work, before the assembly line got underway at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry FarrellEvent co-ordinator Rob James explains how the process will work, before the assembly line got underway at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry Farrell
Kitchen staff check the vegetables at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry FarrellKitchen staff check the vegetables at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry Farrell
The first of 625 dinners served up at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry FarrellThe first of 625 dinners served up at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry Farrell
Every dinner was delivered in a specially designed Christmas bag at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry FarrellEvery dinner was delivered in a specially designed Christmas bag at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry Farrell
A young volunteer works the bag station at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry FarrellA young volunteer works the bag station at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry Farrell
Every package contained a goodie bag at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry FarrellEvery package contained a goodie bag at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry Farrell
Volunteers prepare the bakery table at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry FarrellVolunteers prepare the bakery table at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry Farrell
Stuffing for 625 at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry FarrellStuffing for 625 at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry Farrell
More than 600 desserts, awaiting delivery at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry FarrellMore than 600 desserts, awaiting delivery at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry Farrell
The condiment station made the main course complete at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry FarrellThe condiment station made the main course complete at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry Farrell
Don’t forget the cranberry sauce! Photo by Terry FarrellDon’t forget the cranberry sauce! Photo by Terry Farrell
Meals are loaded into specially decorated bags at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry FarrellMeals are loaded into specially decorated bags at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry Farrell
Once filled, volunteers pass the Christmas dinner bags through the doorway to others, waiting to load the parcels into awaiting vehicles at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry FarrellOnce filled, volunteers pass the Christmas dinner bags through the doorway to others, waiting to load the parcels into awaiting vehicles at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry Farrell
A van is loaded for delivery of Christmas dinners at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry FarrellA van is loaded for delivery of Christmas dinners at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry Farrell
Volunteers top up the gravy station at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry Farrell.Volunteers top up the gravy station at the 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner - COVID-19 edition. Photo by Terry Farrell.

The 2020 Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner had a completely different look to it this year.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the annual community meal and fellowship could not take place at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay, so volunteers brought the meals to the people.

A total of 625 specially-packaged meals were loaded into vehicles and delivered to locations throughout the Comox Valley.

As usual, Comox Valley businesses were extremely generous to ensure enough food was available.

Dozens of volunteers offered their time on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to make sure the event was a success.

Here are a few photos of the event.

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