It may be Christmas, but the mall will open exclusively for Boca Helping Hands’ holiday meal.
Some 250 families are invited for a Christmas meal with all the trimmings in The Cafes in Town Center at Boca Raton. The two-hour event will include holiday entertainment, Santa and gifts.
Helping Hands and community volunteers with mall employees will provide the meal with white linens and table service.
Food donors include Joseph’s Classic Market, Oceans 234 and Maggiano’s Little Italy. Mall restaurants involved are The Capital Grill, California Pizza Kitchen, Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, Mariposa at Neiman Marcus and Pummarola Pizzeria.
Boca Helping Hands serves hot meals six days a week and has a pantry bag, backpack and job training among the programs.
Hot meals are offered to anyone from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday. The main center is at 1500 NW 1st Court just north of Glades Road in Boca Raton; phone 561-417-0913.