March 15, 2016

An Easter Celebration in the Making

Easter is almost here!  At The Ottawa Mission’s celebration on Monday, March 28 we expect to serve more than 2,500 meals to people who have nowhere else to go.  Our hope – and our goal – is that anyone in need is taken care of and given a special Easter dinner.

Our kitchen is a busy place all the time, with an average of 1,300 meals served every day, but on holidays like Easter we make an extra effort.  The dining room is decorated, our generous donors have written their greetings on the place mats that will be used on the day, 2,400 pounds of roast beef and all the trimmings are being prepared, and the many volunteers who will be serving meals throughout the day are ready to roll.

It’s always so gratifying to witness how much events like this mean to the people who attend.  There is a special feeling of joy in the room – a feeling, for many, that means they matter – that they have not been forgotten.

So, at this blessed time of the year, we extend to all of our donors and volunteers our deepest gratitude for your support – at Easter and throughout the year. We thank you for bringing good food, fellowship and hope to so many.

P.S.  It’s not too late to help with our Easter dinner.  Click here to give a warm meal and the gift of hope.