Everton's main club sponsor and partner, Chang, also got involved in the initiative again by donating scarves, hats, blankets and other items of warm clothing for the service users.
Naismith said: “I am now in my second season with Everton and now feel very much part of the Liverpool community.
“In sponsoring the lunch, I want to give something back to those less fortunate in the city. I feel a very lucky person to be a professional footballer in one of the best teams in the country. I am also aware that there are some in the city who face many challenges in life.
“I find the work done by the Whitechapel Centre team very humbling and I am delighted to sponsor the Christmas lunch following the success of last year’s event.
“The Centre’s ‘No Second Night Out Campaign’ is wonderful, where they aim to get every homeless person who walks through their doors a bed so there is no second night on the streets. I have had the pleasure of supporting a similar charity to this in Glasgow for the last couple of years called Loaves and Fishes and I wanted to bring a little Christmas cheer to my adopted city.”
“It is also important for people who have often become separated from their families to know that there are people out there who care and want to help. That is particularly important at this time of year.”