SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Rescue Mission hosted an Easter To-Go Meals event on Saturday afternoon.
The event was open to everyone for a drive-thru, or walk to the Springfield Rescue Mission to pick up a free hot and ready Easter Meal served in to-go containers.
“Easter is a celebration of victory….victory over the devil, but most importantly over sin and death. Not only did Jesus rise from the dead, but so did the saints,” said Kevin Ramsdell, Executive Director of the Springfield Rescue Mission.
Those accepting the rescue mission’s generosity Saturday, lined up outside the South End building to receive their Easter dinner.
The kitchen staff stayed busy preparing the meals that were being distributed. Ramsdell told 22News the rescue mission adopted a format that’s been highly successful during the coronavirus pandemic.
“A drive-thru, so people come and drive through, get to pick up Easter baskets for their kids,” he explained. “We also have a food box program. So they can pick up a bag of food to feed a family for three to four days.”
Along with an Easter meal, Easter baskets were handed out to children.
The gifts, the meals and the means of distribution proved very appealing to the neighborhood families who took advantage of the Easter holiday drive-thru that afforded them enough holiday means for the next several days, courtesy of the Springfield Rescue Mission and its commitment to those in need.