Easter came a few days early for ten families in need when the Wildwood Fire Department showed up at their doors with a surprise meal.
As David Scholtz looked through the surprise box outside of his home he couldn't help but thank the group of men making it possible for him to give his daughter an Easter dinner.
"I don't know what we would be doing, this is fantastic."
Scholtz is just one of the families that the Wildwood Professional Fire Fighters Local 50 and the "Lunch With Lynch Program" are giving a free meal to this Easter.
"We do this for every major holiday, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and here we are going to give ten families a nice Easter dinner," said Wildwood Fire Fighter, Gerard Vessels.
Ten families that are out of work and are struggling to put food on the table.
"I live in a motel, we're totally broke right now, with all of the taxes, and we have absolutely nothing. We're poor right now. This will help out a lot," said Scholz.
Inside each box is everything these families need to make a traditional Easter meal. The green beans, the corn, the rolls and probably the most important of them all, the ham.
The jellybeans and chocolate bunnies organizers say are for the kids. Children that they believe deserve a little something sweet after having to grow up so fast.
And while these families are pulling together to take care of one another, these local heroes say they will continue to step up and lend a helping hand as long as they are needed.
"When you are out there literally helping to put a ham on the table, a loaf of bread, it is a good feeling, we all feel good about it, said organizer, John Lynch. "Makes us proud to be from the Wildwoods."
This is the 6th year the group has organized the free Easter dinner deliveries.
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