Hollister Community Outreach distributes Easter baskets

The faith-based, nonprofit also distributed the food and Easter baskets in apartment complexes.
A young girl holds her Easter basket. Photo by Noe Magaña.
A young girl holds her Easter basket. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Linda Lampe, wearing a white bunny ears-headband, was the first point of contact on April 3 when dozens of cars lined up outside of R.O Hardin School Elementary School for the food she provides weekly through her nonprofit Hollister Community Outreach in partnership with Martha’s Kitchen from San Jose.

In addition to food boxes, hundreds of children also received Easter baskets. Helping deliver the baskets were several volunteers and the Easter Bunny.

After distributing food and the Easter baskets at the school, Hollister Community Outreach, its volunteers and the Easter Bunny sent out to do the same in neighboring apartment complexes.

Hollister Community Outreach and Martha’s Kitchen also partnered to deliver hundreds of children Christmas gifts last year. Lampe and her husband, Patrick, also operate Worth Saving Mercantile and My Father’s House.


Noe Magaña

Noe Magaña is a BenitoLink reporter. He also experiments with videography and photography. A San Benito High School alumnus with a bachelor's in journalism from San Jose State and a Liberal Arts Associate's Degree from Gavilan College. Noe also attended San Jose City College and was the managing editor for the City College Times, the school's newspaper. He also was a reporter and later a copy editor for San Jose State's Spartan Daily.