In years past, Winona Volunteer Services hosted a free community dinner on Easter Sunday at the Eagles Club. Previously, Chartwells Dining Services at Saint Mary’s University and Winona State University donated and cooked the food, while volunteers served the eat-in guests and prepared the take-outs and deliveries to go.
This year, a dining adjustment was needed in light of COVID-19. Thankfully, Curt Coshenet, director of dining services, and his team at Saint Mary’s kept the tradition alive by cooking and packaging the food for delivery on Saint Mary’s Winona Campus. Winona Volunteer Services recruited 13 volunteer teams to deliver the meals.
Thanks to the generosity of others, 223 ham dinners, with a side salad and dessert, made it to the homes of area residents on Easter Sunday.