Preparations begin for Salvation Army's 28th Annual Christmas Family Feast

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Preparations for a huge holiday meal in Milwaukee started Tuesday morning. 

At the Wisconsin Center, donors dropped off about 2,000 pounds of ham, 2,400 pounds of turkey, and all the fixings for a spectacular Christmas dinner. 

The family feast is the Salvation Army's largest dinner event served on Christmas Day. It's free and open to the public from 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

The event also offers more than just food. 

"We have choirs, caroling, presents, everyone should come," says Project Coordinator Dan Rosette. 

More than 10,000 attended 2016's event and Rosette says he is expecting even more this year. 

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