Preparations are well underway for The Rescue Mission to serve nearly 2,000 hungry and homeless people in the community on Easter Sunday. The annual Easter meal is one of the largest that The Rescue Mission will serve this year.
“Feeding the hungry and showing them God’s love is something we do every day at The Rescue Mission,” says The Rescue Mission’s CEO and Senior Pastor Donovan 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.”
The meal is provided free-of-charge and open to the public at The Rescue Mission (301 W. Superior Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802). Meal serving will begin Sunday at 12:00pm and will end at 3:00pm. The meal is made possible by donated food items from area individuals and groups, cash donations, and the assistance of more than 150 volunteers.
“The purpose of the Easter meal is about much more than providing food,” Coley says. “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.”
This year’s hearty, home-style dinner will consist of ham, corn, garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, dinner rolls, as well as assorted pies and pastries.
The media is welcome to attend. For more information about the meal or The Rescue Mission, please contact Executive Vice President, Richard Cummins, at richard.
About The Rescue Mission
The Rescue Mission is comprised of four subsidiary programs in Fort Wayne:
Life House (52+ beds): Immediate Housing Program provides basic needs and spiritual support to men facing a homeless crisis. Community Meals Program provides three nutritious meals daily to its residents and to the public. Meals are served at 7 a.m., noon and 5 p.m. daily.
Restoration House (40+ beds): Short- and Long-Term residential programs meeting spiritual, emotional, physical and educational needs of men facing a homeless crisis.
Charis House (78 beds): Short- and Long-Term residential programs meeting spiritual, emotional, physical and educational needs of women and children facing a homeless crisis.
Treasure House: The Rescue Mission’s thrift store (formerly known as Bargains Galore).
Proceeds from the store help to fund The Rescue Mission’s programs.
About The Rescue Mission
After more than 100 years of evolution and adaptation, The Rescue Mission remains steadfast in its mission to “provide, through the power of Jesus Christ, a home for the homeless, food for the hungry, and hope for their future.” In partnership with the caring businesses, agencies, churches, and individuals in the Fort Wayne area, The Rescue Mission remains committed to serving the community and those in greatest need. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.therescuemission.net.