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Candy, eggs, toilet paper and sanitizer get packed inside several Easter baskets

Posted at 10:35 PM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 23:24:39-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- The Easter Bunny helped the volunteers at Heritage Church pack a few extra - and important - items in several baskets this year.

In addition to candy and eggs, there was toilet paper, paper towels and even some sanitizer packed in these baskets.

Church member Kristie Chappell, who oversaw the basket assembly, said the church wanted to help families get some of these coveted items. These items are almost non-existent at stores due to panic shopping in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Chappell said the church secured the items thanks to a local store that helped out after hearing of the church's Easter idea. It is the church's way of saying they're there to provide help.

"We kind of divided and conquered and purchased those and put them in each basket because it's really hard to get out; we're quarantined," Chappell said. "It kind saves them a little bit of trouble, so on Easter they'll have their essentials."

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The volunteers finished assembling baskets on Friday for a total of 130 baskets. They will meet Saturday morning at the church, load the baskets into vehicles and deliver them to families at their homes.

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