HOUSTON -

A Christmas tradition helping helps Houstonians who need it most is still going strong more than two decades later.

Mike and Linda Stiborik woke up early Christmas morning to fire up the griddle and cook a huge holiday breakfast for the homeless. The family set up shop at the corner of Franklin Street and Chenevert Street, and then prepared 900 eggs, 900 slices of bacon, 720 tamales and coffee.

According to the Coalition for the Homeless, there are more than 8,700 homeless people in our community, and this special breakfast helps feed many of them.

In addition to the meal, the Stiborik’s and other volunteers passed out clothing and toiletries.