Thousands Celebrate Easter At San Francisco’s Glide Memorial Church

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Volunteers fill grocery bags to be distributed to the needy at Glide Memorial Church December 16, 2004 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Volunteers fill grocery bags to be distributed to the needy at Glide Memorial Church December 16, 2004 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – For many, it was the fried chicken and mashed potatoes. Others attended because of the church services. All told, thousands were on hand for Easter Sunday services at San Francisco’s Glide Memorial Church.

Upstairs, Reverend Cecil Williams spread the good word, caring as he always does for those that are less fortunate.

“I’m going to make sure that the poor stay on the agenda and are not just forgotten,” he said. “I’m going to make sure of that.”

KCBS’ Tim Ryan:

Meanwhile downstairs, more than a thousand meals were served up to people who were very grateful for not only the meal, but the organization for putting the event on each year.

The Easter Sunday services would not be complete without the help of hundreds of volunteers who showed up from across the Bay Area.

Both breakfast and dinner were served, helping lift the spirits and fill the bellies of those in need.

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