According to statistics, over 6000 people in Cologne are living below the subsistence minimum. The number of unreported cases is even higher. Terrible blows of fate often led these people falling into a relentless downward spiral from which escaping seems impossible. In the cold winter months in particular, every help is needed and accepted with gratitude.
The 1. FC Köln Foundation makes it its mission to help by inviting these people in need every December for a Christmas dinner. In a family-like atmosphere, the business area of the RheinEnergierSTADION serves as an event location to give people in need, who mostly live on the margins of society, a moment of happiness and to show that they are part of society.
The Christmas dinner established as an annual event. The Christmas dinner was launched in 2018 and now seeks to give people in need a festive evening. In addition to the delivery of a 3-course banquet as well as drinks and useful Christmas gifts, a musical-cultural entertainment program is provided to bring joy to the participants and smiles on faces.