Mission feeds homeless on Easter

Cherry Street team prepares meal (courtesy NBC

Toledo, Ohio (WNWO)-- Many people spend their Easter celebrating with traditions and with family, but for some the holiday isn't a celebration.

"There's several people that this is their first Easter in shelter care," said Shawn Kellerbauer Resource Manager at Cherry Street Missions.

Kellerbauer works at Cherry street mission ministries and he's seen just how lonely the holiday can be.

With many of the businesses and stores closed downtown it can be a challenge for those living with homelessness to find somewhere to safe to spend the holiday.

To help combat that loneliness, Kellerbauer, along with the Cherry Street team, is spending his Easter helping others.

Easter morning, the mission held a sunrise service followed by breakfast and then lunch, with local churches also coming by to pick up guests for various services.

In the meantime guests can find a safe place to rest and keep their things while the staff is prepping for the next meal.

" If you're used to being home with your kids or home with your loved ones and now you're trying to figure out how to deal with your emotions in shelter care," It can be a bit overwhelming said Kellerbauer.

It might be the holiday, but for people working at Cherry street it's a way to provide a home for those without one.

"It's just about having fellowship, having a meal with somebody, hearing the word," said Kellerbauer.

If you'd like to learn more about Cherry Street you can check out their website HERE.

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