TRM Christmas DinnerTRM Christmas Dinner [Photo courtesy KSNT]

Inside the Topeka Rescue Mission, was a time for dozens of people to grab a meal, take a gift home and be thankful during the holiday season.

“This is awesome,” Tiwana Hester said. “There’s nice, good food here. And I’m blessed.”

Blessed knowing that Hester and her four kids can join other Topekans in the dining room as one big family. The Christmas dinner wasn’t just for people living at the Rescue Mission, it was open to the entire community for free.