"If it's a person that just needs a smile, if it's a person that just needs a hand, if it's a person that needs food, we want to share our food with them," said Willie Smith, Volunteer Coordinator for the Rescue Mission. Every year the
"We want people to enjoy the day and celebrate that he is risen and just enjoy that peace," he said.
The chapel area of the
"It saves a lot of money around these times of the year especially with the prices of food going up," said Sonja Jackson, who is grateful for the free meal.
Between dining in and orders to go, the Rescue Mission says they’re making about 2,000 meals for the community. Chris Richardson is the
"In the last two days we prepared a little over 800-pounds of ham and along with that we had our mashed potatoes, we had our green beans, sweet potatoes and gravy and a roll," said
An event this large requires several volunteers. Out of 70 plus people giving back, a few of them are high school students who could have spent their Easter holiday anywhere else.
"I have so much and to watch these people have a meal that I can have on a regular basis is just amazing," said Drew Bordner, a freshman at Concordia Lutheran high school.