FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Like all of the other meals at The Rescue Mission throughout the year, this dinner is provided free of charge to those in need.
"It's really important to be available on holidays such as Easter to provide a place where someone may not have a place to go home to,"Laurie Brumbaugh said.
Their plan is feeding 2,000 families with over 100 volunteers to do it.
Darryl Parks said this meal is something he looks forward to every year. There's no place like it.
"You be surprised at how many people you see here from all walks of life," Parks said.
He describes it as a place of welcome, and that's one of the things that brought Jim Williams out to volunteer.
"For me to be able to be fortunate enough to come out today to give a little bit of my time to help others, and to be able to serve a few people to give them food, drink, whipped cream on their pie, and put a smile on their face is a blessing,"Williams said.
Williams served Darryl and hundreds of other's this afternoon.
He brought his whole family to help out.
Other volunteers did the same.
All of them were happy to help out the community they are a part of.
- Rescue Mission serves 2,000 people for Easter
- More people staying at Rescue Mission as temperatures drop
- Rescue Mission feeds over 3,000 for Thanksgiving
- Rescue Mission feeds the homeless for Christmas
- More than $16,000 donated to Rescue Mission
- Rescue Mission receives grant from AEP Foundation
- Rescue Mission prepping for Thanksgiving meal, holidays
- Rescue Mission ready for Thanksgiving meal
- SCAN distributes Easter baskets
- The Rescue Mission hosts 'Longest Night' Memorial Walk