Easter Hams Needed to Serve Holiday Lunch to Hundreds

March 20, 2017 2:28 pm

Easter Hams Needed to Serve Holiday Lunch to Hundreds at Charlotte Rescue Mission 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 20, 2017) – Each Easter Sunday, Charlotte Rescue Mission serves lunch to more than 250 hungry neighbors. But without the help of generous Charlotteans, there would be no Easter ham for Charlotte Rescue Mission’s annual Easter Sunday community meal.

From now until Thursday, April 14, Charlotte Rescue Mission is collecting canned ham to help those in need have a holiday meal to remember.

“The Charlotte community helps our mission each year defy the stereotype of a soup kitchen holiday meal,” says Rev. Tony Marciano, Executive Director of the Charlotte Rescue Mission. “There’s no Thanksgiving dinner without turkey, and it’s not Easter lunch without ham. These donations create more than a hot lunch on a cafeteria tray – they are the main course for a seated meal amongst family that serves as the foundation of holiday memories that will last a lifetime.”

Charlotte Rescue Mission would prefer canned hams for health and safety reasons. Donations may be dropped off at the Charlotte Rescue Mission located at Cedar and West First Street in Charlotte’s Third Ward near the Carolina Panthers practice fields. 

About Charlotte Rescue Mission

Charlotte Rescue Mission provides a free 90-day Christian residential program for men and women who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol and are predominantly homeless. For more information, visit www.charlotterescuemission.org or call 704-333-HOPE.