Salvation Army plans its annual Christmas Feast

CREATED Dec. 24, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Volunteers are preparing to feed thousands of hungry people at The Wisconsin Center Christmas Day.

The Salvation Army's largest Christmas dinner in the United States takes place in downtown Milwaukee.

More than eight thousand people will be served a dinner with all the trimmings.

Faith Colas works for the organization. She said it is a massive undertaking.

"1500 pounds of turkey, 1200 pounds of ham, who knows how many pounds of green beans, mash potatoes and gravy," said Colas.

It takes a year of planning and more than 1200 volunteers to pull off the feast.

Dinner will be served between 11:00 am and 2:30 pm. It's free and open to the public.