Joy Junction Homeless Shelter’s Lifeline of Hope Mobile Food Wagon will be touring the streets of Albuquerque and the surrounding area on Christmas Eve.
Driven by Joy Junction Founder and CEO Dr. Jeremy Reynalds, the wagon will make stops at a number of homeless hot spots and other economically challenged areas of Albuquerque.
Reynalds and his crew will distribute a variety of items, including Christmas gifts for kids, hot soup, stew, coffee, juice, coats, underwear and personal hygiene kits.
Reynalds said, “I hope we can bring a little Christmas cheer to those most in need. While we will be serving a full Christmas dinner on Christmas Day, there are those who for whatever reason will not come to Joy Junction or any other shelter for Christmas. With that in mind, we will take Christmas to them.”
Reynalds said he invites media to accompany his team provided that specific locations of those assisted are not revealed. The outreach will begin 1 p.m. Christmas Eve.
The shelter’s 25th annual Christmas dinner will take place at Joy Junction’s 4500 Second Street Southwest facility from 2 p.m. through 6 p.m. on Sat. Dec. 25.
Reynalds said, “We really appreciate the outpouring of community support we’ve had so far this holiday season. It plays such an important part in helping the homeless realize some hope, and begin to get back on their feet again.”
Reynalds said that Joy Junction invites anyone, homeless, lonely or hungry to come and eat at the shelter for Christmas.
Media wishing to film dinner preparations on Christmas Day may do so from 5 a.m. Stations may “go live” from the Joy Junction kitchen if producers wish. Please call Jeremy Reynalds at (505) 400-7145 a day in advance if at all possible.