Nashville Rescue Mission needs 500 hams for Easter dinner

Grilled-Ham-with-Citrus-GlazeThe Nashville Rescue Mission is asking the public for 500 boneless hams to help prepare their annual Easter meal April 14-16.

The meal will also include green beans, potatoes, rolls and pie and will feed some 5,000 people, according to Rev. Glenn Cranfield, president/CEO of Nashville Rescue Mission.

“And it’s not just those who are homeless who come seeking a nutritious meal,” Cranfield said. “We’ll see plenty of men, women, and children who are struggling to make ends meet and will benefit from a hot, nutritious meal.”

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Experts say women and children are among the fastest growing population among those with nowhere to live. The shelter will also accept #10 canned vegetables, potatoes and more.

Donations will be received Monday through Saturday, from 7 am-7 pm at the donation center at 616 Seventh Avenue South. The public can also make online donations at <>.