There will be hundreds of people sharing an early Easter meal Friday morning as Souls Harbour Rescue Mission opens its doors to those who might have to go without this weekend.
Katrina Robinson, the director of development at Souls Harbour Rescue Mission in Regina, said those who participate are always grateful for these sort of events.
“People really look forward to this because there are a lot of people who can’t afford to put on a traditional meal,” explained Robinson. “It’s a great option for them to still have that family feel, connect with the community, and get a delicious and nutritious dinner all at the same time.”
She said some even go an extra mile to help out.
Robinson remembers a time a single-mom — who, at one point in her life, went hungry — saw the list of things that were needed for Souls Harbour to host Easter dinner and bought half the items listed.
Souls Harbour relies on donations and help from many groups and individuals throughout the community.
Not only will those in attendance Friday get a good meal, they’ll have gifts and companionship.
The Easter meal will be served between 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.