The following statement was issued Sunday by the Rescue Mission:
On Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, The Rescue Mission will host their annual Easter meal. Last year, roughly 1,500 meals were served to the hungry and homeless at The Rescue Mission on Easter Sunday. This year, The Rescue Mission is planning for a crowd of approximately the same size.
The meal is provided free of charge and open to the public. Meal serving will begin at 12:00pm and continue until 3:00pm at The Rescue Mission (301 W. Superior St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802). The meal is served thanks to the help of more than 50 volunteers from the community.
"We're looking forward to providing this year's Easter meal, as always, in a safe and family-centered environment. For those who may not have anyone or anywhere to go, we know that hope can begin with a hot meal. For some, this could be the first step toward real change," says The Rescue Mission's CEO and Senior Pastor Donovan Coley.
This year's hearty, home style dinner will consist of baked ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, sweet potatoes, dinner rolls, and sugar cream pie.
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 111 years of growth 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