Brogan’s Diner served 453 dinners on Christmas Day to those who needed a warm meal.
Shannon Brogan, owner of the Langley City diner, estimates about 327 meals were made to go, while 126 dined-in.
“What a beautiful Christmas with different families,” she said. “We met a lot of new people.”
Staff at Brogan’s volunteered their time to prep and serve the Christmas Day meal. The team started serving at 1:45 p.m. on Dec. 25.
Keith Brogan, Shannon’s husband, said one of his staff might have even saved a life.
“One of our volunteers was going around to people on the street and handing out meals and found a young man who was [apparently overdosing],” he said.
Keith said the volunteer called for an ambulance.
“I was blown away when I heard,” he said.
Keith called the entire community event “an honour” to be a part of.
JD Farms donated all the turkey for the holiday meal and both Langley food banks went out to shop for all the fixings.
But it’s not just Christmas Day that the local business is lending a hand to those in need.
Brogan’s has a coat rack located outside its restaurant located at 20555 56th Ave. where those in need of some warmth can take a coat and those who have a coat to spare can donate one.
Also, the diner will be running its “Soup for the Soul” program all winter.
Those who need it can visit the restaurant for a warm cup of soup, sandwich and coffee.