Published: Dec 24, 2012 2:39 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla.-  The Salvation Army will serve its annual Christmas meal from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Christmas Day. The event will be open to the community and will take place at the Army’s Social Service Center, located at 2400 Edison Avenue in Fort Myers.

The organization anticipates that over 600 people will look to The Salvation Army this Christmas for a holiday meal.

“It’s an honor for us to serve this special meal to families and individuals who otherwise may have been hungry or alone on Christmas,” said Major Tom Louden, Area Commander for The Salvation Army. “In fact, it represents the heart of who we are as The Salvation Army – sharing the love of God through these simple actions which often mean the most to those in need.”

No more volunteers are needed on Christmas day, but if people want to help they can donate to The Salvation Army to help defray the cost of the meal.

The Salvation Army operates the only emergency homeless shelter for families in Fort Myers, and in addition to this special Christmas meal, the organization has helped these families with toys and gifts for the children.