Two area nonprofits are in need of donations for their Christmas dinner.

The USO North Carolina-Jacksonville will host their meal 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas Day at the USO. 

“It will be a full spread of the tradional Christmas meal,” Center Director Holly Coffer said. 

Meals with also be served to Marines unable to go home for Christmas because of training at Camp Devil Dog.

Between Camp Devil Dog and the center the USO will serve between 1,200 and 1,500 military ID card holders, Coffer said.

Football will be on TV and kids can do crafts.

The meal is close to complete  but donations of yams, stuffing, dinner rolls and desserts are still welcome. 

Donations can be dropped off at the center located at 9 Tallman St, in Jacksonville.

Meanwhile, the Onslow County Soup Kitchen will be serving their holiday mean Dec. 23 because Christmas falls on a day that the kitchen is generally closed. 

Everyone that enjoys the traditional Christmas meal that includes turkey or ham and the fixings, will also go home with a to-go box. 

The soup kitchen is also looking for donations of to-go boxes, hams, canned goods like mixed vegetables, spaghetti sauce, stuff and salad dressings. 

The soup kitchen will be open regular hours for the holiday meal and is located at 600 Court St, in Jacksonville.