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The Salvation Army serving a special Easter dinner in Maple Ridge

Holiday-themed free meals will be provided on March 31
The Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries will be making their regular free community meals a bit more special on March 31 to celebrate Easter Sunday. (Sean McIntosh/Black Press Media)

This Sunday’s community meal provided by The Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries will look a bit different in celebration of Easter.

Executive director Dave Macpherson explained that while special meals are common for every holiday, providing meals to those in need is nothing new for the Ridge Meadows ministries.

“We started in the fall as an extreme weather response shelter and opened up to anyone, which we’ve continued since then and plan to keep doing through the summer,” said Macpherson.

“We see folks who aren’t necessarily staying in our shelter but just need an extra hand feeding their families.”

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While he didn’t give away the specific menu items for the Easter Sunday meal, he did say that people should expect a tasty plateful.

“Our chef is great and used to work on a cruise ship, so he knows how to make things fun and fancy,” said Macpherson.

He also expressed that services like this are vital for the community, especially during financially tough times.

“With the cost of everything rising, we’ve seen a lot more people using all of our services,” he said. “It’s getting harder and harder for people to feed themselves and their families.”

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The Easter Sunday meal will be provided at the Ridge Meadows Ministries office, 22188 Lougheed Hwy., at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 31.

Donations toward this meal or any other programs offered by The Salvation Army can be made at

Brandon Tucker

About the Author: Brandon Tucker

I have been a journalist since 2013, with much of my career spent covering sports and entertainment stories in Alberta.
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