Easter Basket Outreach
Too many people in our community have difficulty putting food on the table for themselves and their children. How frightening it must be to wonder if you can feed your children and if you can stretch what’s in your cupboard until payday. Hunger and worry are quiet catastrophes that consume the mind, the heart and hope.
The Easter Basket Program provides food and small gifts to local needy families the week before Easter. Parishioners choose the size and type of family who are selected by our partner, Food Link, then fill plastic laundry baskets provided by St. Anne’s with food for breakfast, lunch and a traditional dinner on Easter day. Most parishioners provide more food and, especially appreciated are Easter gifts and toys for children who often have none. Each basket contains a letter from the Rector and information about St. Anne’s Episcopal Church of Annapolis.
This program answers God’s call to feed the hungry during the time of Christ’s Resurrection, spread’s God’s Word and shows that St. Anne’s cares for the human concerns of our community. It provides benefit to the donors through the joy of giving to those in need, as well as to those who receive the baskets.