church dinner Continuing a tradition of nearly 30 years, the First Baptist Church, above, offers a Christmas Day dinner. JR’s Burgers, below, will offer free meals on Christmas Eve. (Click to enlarge)

jrs burgersAt least two Red Bank operations will be feeding those in need of a hot meal for Christmas.

On Wednesday, Christmas Eve, from 6 to 8 p.m., JR’s Burgers on West Front Street will be giving out free burgers, sodas and fries.

“Everyone is invited, from longtime customers to new customers, those folks who are just out for some holiday fun and – especially – those in need of a warm meal,” Jr.’s owner Mike DeSimone said in a press release.

On Christmas Day, First Baptist Church of Red Bank continues a tradition of nearly 30 years when it opens its doors offering “a wonderful Christmas Dinner to any of those in need of a little company, or a moment of peace and joy,” the church said in a press release.

The church is at the corner of Maple Avenue and Oakland Street. For more info, call 732.747.0671 or email

If you know of other businesses or charities giving away meals at Christmas, please post a comment below.