People were lining up an hour early to get into Souls Harbour Rescue Mission in Regina Friday morning.
The organization hosted its annual Easter meal which included ham, scalloped potatoes, corn, coleslaw, cabbage roll casserole, buns, coffee and juice.
John was invited to the meal because he lives alone.
“I’ve been here a couple times before, I give a donation twice a year,” he said.
What’s his favourite part of the meal?
“Just the meal itself, I like the vegetables, mash potatoes, gravy and meat,” he said.
Souls Harbour marketing manager Deana Struble said they got a lot of food donations over the last couple of weeks.
“We have about 80 volunteers that have helped with this event from set up to clean up, it’s a full day and it’s a lot of fun,” she said.
Every year they get a line up at the door before it even opens. Struble said they had people lining up an hour early on Friday.
“They come with their families, they get to visit with friends and a lot of our volunteers are volunteers that work at our soup kitchen on a regular basis so they are friends as well. It’s really a very awesome community event, ” she said.
Struble said it’s always a good feeling seeing people enjoying their meal.
“It’s just a caring, loving environment and that’s what we do with Souls Harbour, we love on people and people that are in need and we support those people,” she said.
Anyone wanting to volunteer can contact the organization that is primarily looking for help with its meal program.