Rescue Mission prepares for Easter Sunday lunch

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The Fort Wayne Rescue Mission is preparing to serve 2,000 meals this Easter Sunday.

“The purpose of the Easter meal is about much more than providing food,” The Rescue Mission’s CEO and Senior Pastor Donovan Coley said.  “It communicates the importance of family and that we are a community that has compassion. The Easter meal is just the beginning of real change for some, as hope often begins with a meal.”

A volunteer with the Rescue Mission prepares ham the Friday before a big Easter Sunday lunch.
A volunteer with the Rescue Mission prepares ham the Friday before a big Easter Sunday lunch.

The Rescue Mission is providing free meals starting Sunday at noon. The home-style dinner includes ham, corn, garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, dinner rolls as well as assorted pies and pastries.

The meal is made possible thanks to donated food from groups, cash donations and the help of more than 150 volunteers, according to the Rescue Mission.

“Feeding the hungry and showing them God’s love is something we do every day at The Rescue Mission,” says Coley. “But on holidays like Easter, we like to give them something really special. Our hope is that, for some, this Easter meal at The Rescue Mission is the first step toward real change.”

Dinner will be served at 301 W. Superior Street until 3 p.m. Sunday.

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