Springfield Rescue Mission hosts annual Easter dinner

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Hundreds of men, women and children in need received free Easter meals thanks to a local homeless shelter.

The Springfield Rescue Mission served an early Easter dinner at its Mill Street shelter Saturday afternoon.

Meals were also delivered to hundreds of elderly and disabled people in the community Saturday morning. Food Service Coordinator Bob Hanson told 22News that Easter is an opportunity for those in need to seek spiritual renewal and improve their lives.

“This program with the Springfield Rescue Mission, we’re here for the addicted and the poor and the hungry,” Hanson said. “If people want to change their life they can come in here and join the program and get their feet back on the ground and become a productive part of society.”

The Springfield Rescue Mission has helped serve the homeless since 1892. 

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