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Easter is almost here!  At The Ottawa Mission’s celebration on Monday, April 2nd 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 1,308 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 placemats for that day, 2,300 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 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.  Donate today to give a warm meal and the gift of hope.

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