JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- This Easter the homeless and needy of Jacksonville will receive more than a free meal at the City Rescue Mission.
When the mission holds their Annual Easter Banquet Good Friday people will also receive "Hope Totes." The bags contain necessary toiletry and personal care items. These items include a toothbrush, deodorant, body wash and other personal hygiene items.
The City Rescue Mission has 3,000 of the Hope Totes to pass out at the banquet. CSX, a title sponsor for Hope Tote, filled over half of those totes.
Members of local church groups, schools and volunteers helped fill the rest.
At the Good Friday Banquet nearly 100 volunteers from all over Jacksonville will help serve neighbors in need.
Special services start at 10:30 a.m. with entertainment, praise & worship. There will also be a special presentation of the Eater message. Lunch will be served from 12 to 2 p.m. The City Rescue Mission's Annual Easter Banquet will take place at the New Life Inn located at 234 West State St.
First Coast News