The annual Regent Park Christmas Dinner will mark its 30th year on Christmas Day and the late, great Toronto Sun writer Bob MacDonald would be applauding the milestone.
The dinner - more than 1,300 people sat down at the tables last year - was a pet project of Bob's for more than 20 years before he died at 76 on Feb. 26, 2006.
Organizers of the dinner could always count on Bob to be in the food line on Christmas Day, helping to feed the less fortunate while his own family waited for him to share their day.
Bob's faithful readers continue to support the dinner at the Sacre Coeur Church, 381 Sherbourne St., each year.
Donations are being gratefully accepted at:
Regent Park Christmas Dinner,
P.O. Box 30085, 2365 Warden Ave., Unit 4
Scarborough, ON, M1T 0A1