Holiday Meals on Wheels

There are more than 250 people in Warren and Forest counties who will be able to enjoy ham and potatoes for Easter dinner thanks to the efforts of a group of volunteers from three local churches.

Volunteers from Trinity Memorial Episcopal, First Lutheran, and First Presbyterian churches prepared, assembled, and, on Saturday, will deliver meals including ham, scalloped potatoes, rolls, green beans, and cupcakes.

It will take 22 volunteer drivers hours to take all the food to the many destinations. Some families will receive more than one meal. The meals go to the corners of the counties – Columbus, Endeavor, Sheffield, Tidioute, Sugar Grove, Lander, Russell, and Marienville – are among the stops.

For more than 20 years, the holiday meals program has provided meals to people who are unable to get out or prepare their own meals.

Volunteers make hearty, traditional meals for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.

As part of the Christmas deliveries, youth groups have made Christmas ornaments that are delivered with the meals.

Trinity started the holiday meals program and now shares it with First Lutheran Church and First Presbyterian Church. Volunteers from Trinity said the First Lutheran facility has several advantages over the Trinity kitchen.

Not the least of which is bringing more people to the party.

“I’m just glad we’re able to involve more people,” Addy Landrio said.