Rachel’s on 16th to serve free holiday meals on Christmas Eve

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WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – Rachel’s on 16th opened its doors last year, and barely got started when the pandemic hit.

They’re still going forward, even with 50% capacity and takeout.

Rachel’s on 16th is open six days a week.

Their breakfasts and lunches have become legendary in just over a year.

They are a small business, swimming against the tide in a very difficult year.

On December 24, they’re serving a free Christmas dinner to anyone who is hungry from 11:00 a.m . to 3:00 p.m.

There’s nothing better than giving somebody a free meal and blessing them for that day. I mean, we’ve had some really cool people that come in here and get a couple of dinners and maybe they tell us a story. Maybe they had a bad year or this was a good year, or how grateful they are and just so many different things.

Jeramie Alvarado, Owner/Operator/Cook

We’ll be having sliced ham, green beans, corn, mashed potatoes with gravy, a roll and we’ll be having cake for dessert.

Leanora “Sissy” Wallace, Prep Cook

It’s the second annual Christmas dinner and we’re trying to match or go above what we did last year for Christmas, which was right around a hundred people.

Sommer Stevens, Server

It will be take out only,

They say loyal customers have stepped up to help support them with donations of money, bottled water and even cakes and desserts.

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