Rescue mission holds egg hunt for homeless children

Posted at 3:34 PM, Mar 30, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-30 17:34:00-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- A local mission held an Easter banquet and egg hunt on Saturday to benefit homeless people in Salt Lake City.

The Rescue Mission of Salt Lake held their third annual egg hunt for the homeless at Pioneer Park Saturday morning. Parents and their children enjoyed a large brunch of ham, pancakes and fresh fruit. After the meal, the children were able to participate in an Easter egg hunt.

Chris Croswhite, executive director of the Rescue Mission of Salt Lake, said the event is about love for all.

“Our goal is to be able to partner our healthier volunteers with our homeless friends, so they can make a difference in people's lives,” he said. “That's what today is all about.  It’s loving our homeless friends, enabling them to celebrate Easter and Jesus' resurrection in the best way possible.”

Costa Vida provided free enchiladas at the event. The rescue mission handed out personal hygiene and clothing items to the homeless, as well as Easter candy.