A Mission to Easter Feast

By Richard Mineards   |   April 18, 2023
Easter Feast and an opening prayer (photo by Dale Weber)
Just a few plates filled with the hundreds of pounds of food served for the Easter Feast (photo by Dale Weber)

Santa Barbara’s Rescue Mission hosted its annual Easter Feast and for the 16th year, where I offered my volunteer services as more than 300 needy homeless tucked into a chicken, ham, and macaroni and cheese dinner.

David Fletcher, head of food service, cooked 160 pounds of ham, 160 pounds of chicken, 100 pounds of potatoes, 75 pounds of asparagus, 75 pounds of broccoli, and 100 pounds of yams to make the feast – along with ice cream and pumpkin pie for dessert.

Mission president Rolf Geyling says, “It is a great feeling for everybody here to be part of the community. We have a lot to be thankful for.”

The organization serves 2,000 people annually with its $2.5 million budget.


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