TULSA, Okla. — A local restaurant is celebrating Easter by giving despite coronavirus hardship.
Lefty's Restaurant teamed up with the historic Vernon Chapel AME Church to celebrate Easter by giving to the homeless.
The pandemic has slowed down business for Lefty's, but instead of throwing out their food, they cooked it and gave it to the church to give away Easter Sunday.
Each to-go box came with a prayer and a positive message.
Dr. Robert Turner is the pastor at Vernon Chapel AME Church in Tulsa. Through his leadership, volunteers safely handed out over 75 meals.
"We are always so thankful when Lefty's works with us to help the community," Pastor Turner said. "They are a great community partner."
Despite social distance restrictions the church still celebrated the good news.
Kristyn Paschal was one of the volunteers handing out meals to the homeless.
"I celebrate Easter in my heart first, and that overflows and leads me to give," Paschal said. "He has risen, and we're celebrating his resurrection. So, we are going to celebrate by making sure his people are fed on his word and physical nourishment."
The Vernon Chapel AME Church live streamed their Easter Sunday service on their Facebook page. To watch past and future services, click here.
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