Members of the Presbyterian Church of Delta got together on the morning of Good Friday, April 6, to put together Easter baskets filled with food and goodies for 53 needy families in the Delta County area.
Baskets contained a full meal of ham, potatoes, two vegetables, rolls and dessert, as well as Easter eggs filled with candy and a chocolate cross. Safeway store manager Chris Davis assisted the church in procuring needed food at a reasonable cost.
Families were selected with the assistance of staff from the Garnet Mesa and Lincoln elementary schools. Families were notified before delivery.
Church elder Rodney Gillespie said this was the second year of this community outreach ministry. It started out in 2011 with baskets prepared for just eight families. The church's members were very supportive and provided the resources to greatly expand this mission in 2012.
Easter was selected because many outreach programs were already in place during Thanksgiving and Christmas and no one appeared to be providing this kind of assistance at this time of year. Easter is especially important to Christians and a reminder that we are all to love our neighbors.
According to Gillespie, plans are to continue this outreach to the community each year.blog comments powered by Disqus