Jesus House of Oklahoma City is seeking food items for its Easter Food Basket distribution event this Friday.
The organization is accepting the donation of hams, turkeys and traditional, non-perishable, holiday side items to be distributed to low income families to prepare their own Easter dinners.
The event takes place from 8 a.m. to noon, or while supplies last, on April 18.
"Of all of the holidays when we distribute holiday groceries, Easter is my favorite," said Jesus House President and CEO, Rick Denny. "Easter about the renewal of physical and spiritual life and comes with the springtime. The weather is warming up, the sun is shining and there is an attitude of hope!"
Jesus House is an inner city, non-denominational, Christian outreach providing shelter, food and clothing to the homeless and poverty stricken of Oklahoma City. The Jesus House 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.
"Jesus House is honored to be the choice of many generous people and outreach minded churches and businesses in our community who want to help others in need celebrate Easter with their family and friends," Denny added.
Food items needed for the Easter Food Basket distribution include frozen hams or turkeys, boxed stuffing mix, chicken broth, gravy mixes, instant mashed potatoes, canned vegetables, dessert mixes or canned fruit.
Donations may be dropped off at the Jesus House receiving desk at 1335 W. Sheridan in Oklahoma City.
Jesus House has served the low income and homeless in Oklahoma City for over 40 years, is accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and is a member of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions.