Interfaith Mitzvah Day serves homeless on Christmas morning

Members of the Jewish and Muslim community joined forces Christmas morning to help those in need.

Inside the Pope Francis Center in Detroit, a line formed out the door hours before the doors opened. The idea of the event is to give a free hot meal to those in the community who need it the most.

"We are open six days a week but we give a big Christmas meal," said Fr. Timothy McCabe, Pope Francis Center. "We try to serve the needs of the homeless population and provide them with sweatshirts, underwear, socks, clothing, hats, socks and things like that they need on the streets."

The center is planning to serve about 250 people, the majority of which had lined up before the event began at 7 a.m.

Members of the Jewish and Muslim communities also helped out in the inter-faith effort.