Nobody should have to go without a Christmas dinner.
So, it's fantastic to hear that local charity The Launch Project will be serving up free festive meals to isolated residents on Christmas Day.
This community-based organisation provide pantry services to people in Greater Manchester who cannot access food banks - be it due to mental health, mobility or eligibility issues.
By working with a variety of high street food stores (including the likes of SIS4ERS DISTILLERY and M&S), The Launch Project will distribute Christmas dinners around the region to those who need them most.
The people eligible for the free dinner are those at risk of social isolation, due to having no local support networks. It could be an elderly person with no family, or someone new to the area who is experiencing social exclusion or isolation.
It could be a family struggling with poverty and unable to provide a full Christmas dinner, or a single person struggling financially regardless of age, gender, religion or social class.