How to Help St. Augustine Make Easter Bright for Thousands

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CLEVELAND-- With Easter less than a week away, St. Augustine Hunger Center needs your help.

The center needs volunteers to prep and deliver thousands of meals to the less fortunate on Easter Sunday.

"We need help with the packers. We need help with the deliveries. We need help with serving,” said Sister Corita Ambro of St. Augustine.

Every Easter St. Augustine's delivers hundreds of meals to people who can't leave their homes and without drivers they just can't do it.

Sister Corita said they are about 100 drivers short this year to make deliveries.

"The drivers are so important because the meals do not get to the shut-ins unless the drivers come in. On Christmas, I was short on drivers and ended up working till 4pm in the afternoon trying to put 300 meals together and get them delivered and I had just two men who were willing to deliver those 300 meals,” said Sister Corita.

Besides the drivers, the hunger center also needs volunteers to pack up meals to deliver, plus volunteers to serve more than 9,000 hot meals to people at multiple locations in five different counties.

Volunteers said it makes them feel good when they are helping others. "I love helping them out because you get something out of it. You don't realize it, but you do get something out of it-- helping out the needy that really do need it out there,” said Juanita Vasquez, a volunteer.

"This is one of the only churches that really does this type of a drive. They do it every year and they have a lot of people in need that we deliver to every year. It's a beautiful thing. People come in and give their time they feel the blessings later,” said John Gerga, a volunteer.

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