Kelowna's Gospel Mission served up its annual Easter meal on Saturday

400 Meals for those in need

Kelowna’s Gospel Mission served up its annual Easter meal on Saturday to residents in its Leon Avenue and Doyle Avenue shelters, as well as anyone in the city living outside.

"For me because of the situation I'm in, it means a lot to me. It's also my home and its my family. We're pretty close. The staff here are excellent, I think it's a very wholesome place and I love it," says Jason, a resident at Kelowna's Gospel Mission.

Jason moved to Kelowna from Alberta and has been struggling to find work. He says if it wasn't for Kelowna's Gospel Mission, he wouldn't have a home.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the shelters were unable to serve meals to walk-ins and were only able to serve meals to residents indoors. However, as a solution, meals were packed up and delivered by Kelowna’s Gospel Mission’s Community Outreach truck to people living outside.

A meal of ham, turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, and dessert was served.

400 People received a tasty and hot lunch today, and instead of being alone, they celebrated together with their Gospel Mission family.

"This is a great shelter. They look after us. I feel safe, it's a good place to be, they have excellent food," Jason continues.

"I'm so glad and I'm blessed that it's here. I just want to have a Happy Easter."

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