LGBTQ Center Long Beach, Auld Dubliner to give away free meals Christmas Day

Free, ready-to-heat meals by local Irish pub and restaurant, The Auld Dubliner, will be given out by volunteers at the LGBTQ Center Long Beach on Christmas Day, The Center announced Monday.

Those picking up meals can expect tomato bisque soup, Shepherd’s Pie, Boxty (a traditional Irish potato pancake) and bread pudding. There will also be a vegan option available.

“The Center has seen an increased demand for foods and support especially from seniors due to COVID-19,” said Andrew Dorado, interim executive director of The Center, in a statement. “The Center has distributed holiday meals for years as well as hosted an in-person Christmas Day lunch.”

For holidays including Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas, The Center has brought meals, poinsettias and goodie bags to seniors throughout Long Beach, as well as to residents of assisted living facility, Glen Park Healthy Living in Downtown.

Contactless pickup, walk up or drive up, will be available at The Center, 2017 E. Fourth Street from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until supplies last, on Friday, Dec. 25. Please wear a face mask and maintain social distance.

For more information and services offered by The Center, visit and follow along on Instagram @centerlb.

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