Easter Arrives at Emmaus Soup Kitchen

Even though the coronavirus pandemic closed the door of her restaurant, Rebecca Styn wanted to make sure that Emmaus Soup Kitchen guests still had a familiar taste of Easter.

Styn, owner of Room 33, a speakeasy and café in downtown Erie, prepared close to 200 Easter bags for guests, each of which she individually wrapped and wiped down.The colorful bags were filled with chocolates and Peep marshmallows, yes, but also unique and thoughtful items—a plastic egg, that when opened contained an inspirational message, a lip lotion …

“I love to do things for great Erie organizations—and Emmaus is one of the best. My restaurant is closed during this pandemic, and I have time to reach out and help those who need it the most,” Styn told Emmaus staff when she hand-delivered these thoughtful gifts.

Room 33, located at 11th and State, currently continues to serve take-out food.

Photo credit: Rebecca Styn delivers Easter bags