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Homeless diners sit down to a delectable lobster meal

Gospel Mission staff serve up a fancy meal of lobster donated by a courier company when shipped boxes arrived damaged, Aug. 21, 2014.
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August 22, 2014 - 1:34 PM

KELOWNA - The hungry and homeless of Kelowna recently sat down to plates of fresh, Atlantic lobster at the Kelowna Gospel Mission.

The Mission says they were thrilled a courier company thought of them when they had to discard a damaged shipment of lobsters. The lobsters filling two large boxes were broken, but every part was still safe and delicious to eat, so the Mission's cook prepared two large pots of salted, boiling water that was ready to go the moment Pastor Lester arrived with the bounty.

"It took all afternoon to cook them all, and we had to get an extra couple of hands on deck to separate the claws and tails, but it was worth it," Gospel Mission spokesperson Ami Catrioni said in a press release. "Last night, Kelowna's Gospel Mission had a serious seafood fiesta dinner. On the menu, lobster and sole with fresh garden salad, courtesty of an 'accident'."

She said the Mission is grateful every day for the donations provided to them. She said every day there is something diffferent, but never in a million years did they dream of something like lobster.

The Kelowna Gospel Mission provides food and shelter to the homeless and hungry in the city of Kelowna.

The Atlantic lobster in two damaged boxes donated to the Kelowna Gospel Mission was a delectable treat for the hungry Aug. 21, 2014.
The Atlantic lobster in two damaged boxes donated to the Kelowna Gospel Mission was a delectable treat for the hungry Aug. 21, 2014.
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The hungry received a delicious plate of lobster, sole, salad and rice at the Kelowna Gospel Mission, Aug. 21, 2014.
The hungry received a delicious plate of lobster, sole, salad and rice at the Kelowna Gospel Mission, Aug. 21, 2014.
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Two boxes of damaged Atlantic lobster still made for a delicious meal at the Kelowna Gospel Mission, Aug. 21, 2014.
Two boxes of damaged Atlantic lobster still made for a delicious meal at the Kelowna Gospel Mission, Aug. 21, 2014.
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To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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