Salvation Army Vancouver to Serve 600 Poor with Annual Easter Meal and Service

( [email protected] ) Mar 27, 2013 10:36 AM EDT

The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light will serve Sunday over 600 residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Lower Eastside community with the annual Easter meal and service.

The ministry said in its press release that the traditional Easter feast will include ham, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables, fresh fruit, hot tea and juice along with chocolate eggs and other treats.

The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light will also hold an Easter Service at 10:45 a.m. with dinner being served between 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Both functions are open to the public.

Major Judy Regamey, executive director, said, “We are hoping to make this a happy Easter for everyone and look forward to sharing this day with our neighbors from the community.”

The other less tangible benefit of the meal is the provision of fellowship and compassion for those in need in a safe and friendly environment. According to the statement, individuals who come to The Salvation Army often stay after they have finished their meal to chat with friends and to enjoy the sense of camaraderie.

The event will be held at The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light located on 119 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC on March 31st.