Community Christmas Dinner

Bozeman, MONT. – Main Street Overeasy saw an opportunity to step in and serve the  community by providing a traditional dinner at Fork & Spoon restaurant on Christmas Day while  also supporting HRDC’s Fork & Spoon staff.  Tim Heizer, Kitchen Team Member at Main Street Overeasy, conceived of the idea with his  leadership team after learning that Fork & Spoon would be closed for the Christmas holiday. 

“The staff at Fork & Spoon has made tremendous sacrifices for our community, especially over  the past couple of years with Covid as they have had to continually navigate how to best get  meals to those who need them in a safe manner. We salute them for all they have done and honor  their decision to take a much-needed break with their families over the holiday. At the same  time, we know there are people in our community that don’t have friends or family nearby to  share Christmas day with, and who would very much appreciate having a traditional holiday  meal prepared for them. We thought, why not? We can do this!” said Heizer. 

After contacting Rick Hilles, Fork & Spoon’s Program Manager, the two hatched a plan. HRDC  would loan Main Street Overeasy their restaurant facilities to prepare a multi-course meal with  all the traditional Christmas trimmings and to host a celebration for the community. Within  hours, the holiday spirit took hold with several other local organizations stepping up to  contribute support.  One local business’s employees offered to raise money amongst themselves to cover the food  with additional funds to purchase gifts for children. Members from Hope Lutheran Church offered to serve the meal on Christmas Day, provide gifts for children, and help however they  can in the kitchen. In addition to turning the restaurant over to Heizer and his team, HRDC contributed gifts as well as time to organize the event and spread the word throughout the  community.  

“I must say, it is a wonderful feeling to know just how abundant the generosity is in Bozeman. This spontaneous event is being hosted by the community for the community. Anyone who  would like to stop by for a free meal on Christmas Day is welcomed to do so,” said Hilles. Dinner will be served from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on December 25th at Fork & Spoon restaurant  located at 302 N. 7th Avenue in Bozeman. Interested volunteers can contact Heizer at Main Street  Overeasy. Gift donations for children or adults should be wrapped and can be dropped off at  Fork & Spoon during business hours. Cash donations can be made online by visiting

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages


This event is over.

Sat. Dec. 25, 2021   1-4pm

Fork & Spoon Homestyle Kitchen
302 N. 7th
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 587-4225