Jesus House of Oklahoma City is seeking public support for its Easter outreach activities on Good Friday.
The organization is seeking food items for its Easter Food Basket distribution event, set for 8 a.m. to noon March 29. The shelter is seeking the donation of hams, turkeys and traditional, nonperishable, holiday side items to be distributed to low-income families to prepare their own Easter dinners.
“Easter is one of our favorite holidays at Jesus House and it is a very big deal around here. Easter groceries from Jesus House are distributed in paper grocery sacks, which are decorated by volunteers with special Easter messages,” Rick Denny, the Jesus House's executive director, said.
“Jesus House is honored to be the choice of many generous people in our community who want to help others in need celebrate Easter with their family and friends.”
Jesus House is an inner city, nondenominational, Christian outreach providing shelter, food and clothing to the homeless and poverty stricken of Oklahoma City. The shelter's food basket distribution program provides groceries to thousands of low-income households each year, including special food baskets with groceries for holiday dinners on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Food items needed include: frozen hams or turkeys, boxed stuffing mix, chicken broth, gravy mixes, instant mashed potatoes, canned vegetables, dessert mixes or canned fruit. Denny said stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy are currently the items most needed this year.
Donations may be dropped off at the Jesus House receiving desk at 1335 W Sheridan.
Jesus House recently celebrated its 40th year of service to the needy in Oklahoma City.