COSTA MESA (CBSLA.com) — A Costa Mesa soup kitchen plans to serve a Christmas meal to those in need but organizers say they’re in need of more food to supply the growing need.

The meal is expected to be served Tuesday at Someone Cares Soup Kitchen, 720 W. 19th St.

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Organizers say there is a shortage of hams, turkeys, dinner rolls, bacon, sausage, milk and pies of any kind for the feast.

The facility, which is open to anyone in need, is expected to serve about 800 men, women and children during the annual Christmas dinner.

“I’ve been a chef here for 14 years. Our menu just keeps getting better and better. Tomorrow, we’re expected over 200 volunteers from the local community that’ll be coming here to help us,” said Lorrie Sanchez, the chef.

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The first guests are expected to be seated at noon.

“It’s a lean year, and we always just really rely on the community to help us. We are a community-supported organization, so we really do rely on the community,” said Shannon Santos, the director.

Those able to help are asked to drop off the supplies through 8 p.m. Monday or starting at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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