Volunteers offer assistance to needy on Easter Sunday

Posted at 4:20 PM, Apr 08, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-09 00:42:21-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Volunteers gathered at Pioneer Park on Sunday to serve an Easter dinner to those in need.

Organizers set up in Pioneer Park almost every Sunday to offer help to those in need, but they say it's even more fitting on Easter Sunday to help those who may not be able to afford a holiday meal.

The Salt Lake City Mission and other congregations offered a turkey dinner and other assistance to those with nowhere else to go.

"Some are really happy, some are really down in the dumps, there's some dispair out here. But that's why we're out here, we're out here to reach out to the people in dispair<" said Pastor Shaun Fackrell with the Salt Lake City Mission.

Rev. Jay Ragsdale with the Calvery Baptist Chuch says that the goal of Sunday's service is to help those in need.

"If we can help one person, we can help one person and another person can help another person, we'll do a lot better, it's just about helping," said Ragsdale.

The Salt Lake City Mission says that they've seen an increase in the number of food boxes handed out this year. They expect to feed close to 2,000 people at Sunday's dinner.