Bright and early Sunday morning the kitchen at Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa was buzzing.
The hustle and bustle of volunteers preparing a colorful Easter feast captured the spirit of the day.
"We'll be helping almost 1,200 families with meals," said the organization's spokesman David Bledsoe.
Tom Wood has been volunteered his time on Easter Sunday for the last 20 years. Dishing out hot meals to those who need it most has become a tradition for him.
"[It is] very rewarding," Wood explains. "[We are] making the world a better place."
Also on hand Sunday was a familiar face to Tampa Bay sports fans – Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano. A leader of men on the gridiron he had no problem taking orders on Easter.
"That's what we're called here to do – serve," Schiano said. "So I think it is great to be able to help in the community you live in."
The hours spent in the kitchen finally led to a hearty Easter meal for the families who visit Metropolitan Ministries on a regular basis.
A thousand were distributed by day's end. Tiffany Williams and her two sons were among those who attended the early morning feast.
"I think it's a good thing to share it with everyone," she said.
Williams and her boys have been residents at Metro Ministries for three weeks. She's been looking for work and is hoping to land a job in the field of criminal justice.
On Sunday she was thankful for the work of the volunteers who made this Easter Sunday a memorable one.
Williams: "It helps me know there is hope."
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