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32nd Easter Banquet held at Albany mission

Posted: Updated: Apr 21, 2014 07:49 AM
ALBANY, N.Y. – The Capital City Rescue Mission hosted their “Easter Banquet” on Sunday.

The tradition dinner was held for those in need Sunday afternoon. Kitchen staff and volunteers prepared food to serve 1,800 meals, complete with ham, yam, and vegetables, filling stomachs of many who go hungry on most days. 

This is the 32 year that the Capital City Rescue Mission hosted the Easter meal. It is a tradition that helped out folks like Daniel McDonald this Easter Sunday.

"I'm homeless. I don't have a job," said McDonald. 

He says that on many days, he doesn't have food. Thankfully, that wasn't the case on Sunday thanks to helping hands at the mission.

However, the rescue mission has had its own set of challenges. They say they are dealing with soaring utility bills. However, just like every year, they pulled through to provide families with not just a meal, but also some holiday memories. Easter baskets were handed out to children.  

The mission had 75 to 100 volunteers pitching in to make the day possible. 

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