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  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • Choir Rehearsal



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  • Adult Forum – Fellowship Hall
  • Church School Classes
  • Worship – Word & Sacrament – Sanctuary



  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)

February 20, February 27, March 6, March 13, and March 20

Lenten Recital Series

All Lenten Recital Series are at 12:10 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

February 20 – PC King, trumpet

February 27 – First Four Trombone Quartet

March 6 – Ruth Hunter, harp

March 13 – The Wednesday Club

March 20 – Marcus Solemsky and Christopher Para, violin-viola duets

February 20

DDB Fundraiser – Midtown Cinema

You are invited to a private showing of the movie “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste,” produced by celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Learn how Bourdain and other celebrity chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.

Following the screening, Dr. Daniel R. George, Associate Professor, Penn State College of Medicine, will give some perspective.

Please join us to learn more about how you can help Downtown Daily Bread continue to feed the hungry and homeless in Harrisburg. Lunch is served every day of the year, and more than 28,000 meals were served last year. Visit to contact us about volunteer opportunities and donations.

Donations will be accepted at this free movie event! Register to attend at Use password Downtown Daily Bread. Seating limited to the first 110 friends and supporters of DDB.  This event is sponsored by “Provisions”, your neighborhood grocery, located in Strawberry Square.

February 21, February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21

Lenten Lecture Series featuring Dr. Meg Ramey

“A Lenten Journey through the Seven Churches of the Book of Revelation” Wednesday nights in Lent at 7:15 pm in Fellowship Hall.

March 16, March 17, and March 18

Women’s Retreat – Camp Hebron

Deepen your relationship with God…Get away for rest and relaxation…Visit with old friends…Make new friends.

The theme is……On the Road with Jesus led by our speaker, Alison Siewert.

Come spend the weekend exploring the lives of the people who followed Jesus during his lifetime, and find out how their stories challenge and change our lives today.

Questions? Contact Joann Smith at or 717-497-3854. Sign-up at the Welcome Center. An information sheet is also available at the Welcome Center.

March 18

MAPS Event – the LVC Concert Choir

At 3:30 p.m, the 65 members of the Lebanon Valley College Concert Choir will perform a diverse program of selections around the theme of family. Under the direction of Dr. Matthew Erpelding, Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music Education at LVC, the choir continues its long-standing history of musical excellence. The ensemble is composed of both vocal and non-vocal majors. Later this spring, members of the choir will take this concert on tour throughout the Northeast, a tradition started in 1936.

March 29

Maundy Thursday Worship Service

Maundy Thursday Worship Service is at 7:30 pm

March 30

Tenebrae Worship Service

The Tenebrae Worship Service is at 7:30 pm

April 4, and April 11

Bible Study featuring Dr. Meg Ramey

New Testament scholar, Dr. Meg Ramey, will continue her outstanding teaching on the letters to the seven churches of the book of Revelation this Wednesday, April 4, at 7:15 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall at the church. She will conclude this study on April 11. Dr. Ramey brings together biblical, archaeological, historical, and pastoral insights in her illuminating study of the book of Revelation.

April 15, April 22 and April 29

Adult Forums – Fellowship Hall

Dr. Ted Davis, Professor of Messiah College, will present a 3-part series, Christianity and Science. On April 15, his topic will be “Why Christianity is Good for Science.” On April 22 and 29, his topic will be “Athens and Jerusalem: Christianity and Greek Science.” The Adult Forums are held in Fellowship Hall at 8:45 a.m.

May 06

Bagels & Belief – Fellowship Hall

Bagels & Belief will be led by the Stephen Ministry at 8:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.

May 19

MAPS Event – Organ Spectacular

At 7:00 p.m, Wanamaker Grand Court Organist, Principal Organist at Longwood Gardens, and Choirmaster and Organist of Saint Clement’s Church in Philadelphia, Peter Richard Conte is an internationally respected artist, praised by critics and audiences alike for his stunning technical facility matched with breathtaking musicianship, made known both through live performances as well as his many recordings. He will be joined by flugelhornist and organist Andrew Ennis for an exciting and engaging program, featuring such interesting transcriptions as Respighi’s Pines of Rome and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, among others. This recital is a co-presentation of the Harrisburg Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and MAPS.


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May 19

Walk for a Health Community – DDB Fundraiser

Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

Saturday, May 19 at 8:30 a.m. on the HACC Campus

One Mile and 5K Walk Options

You can walk or simply donate to the Downtown Daily Bread Team. Your $10 gift becomes $20 through a $2,000 matching grant. We need your donation to meet our $5,000 goal. For more information or to register online, see the flyer or go to or call Linda Gzehoviak at (717) 238-9304, ext. 105

A soup kitchen and programs for the hungry and homeless.

We Believe

That people deserve second chances and the opportunity to succeed.



Downtown Daily Bread serves the hungry and homeless of Harrisburg, providing a daily lunch, counseling services, showers, lockers, mail delivery, and a safe and secure environment to rest and access a variety of other assistance. Lunch is served from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. every day, and other services are available on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Downtown Daily Bread is a ministry of Pine Street Presbyterian Church and has been operating for more than 30 years..

We Operate under the belief that...

No one should go hungry. Addressing basic needs is the first step in lifting our clients out of homelessness.

That it is not enough only to address basic needs, but it is also necessary to build personal relationships with clients in order to connect them to community services to break the cycle of poverty.

That assessing needs and giving clients education, emotional support, and access to county, medical, and housing assistance will improve the quality of their lives.

That it is not enough only to address basic needs, but it is also necessary to build personal relationships with clients in order to connect them to community services to break the cycle of poverty.

Our Programs



12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Daily

A hot lunch is served every day of the year to the hungry and homeless. Our cooks prepare the meal and teams of volunteers assist to serve it. Most food is purchased, but donations are always welcome. Our clients enjoy the generosity of those who bake cakes to those who send in the harvests from their gardens.


Client Assistance

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Weekdays
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Mon-Thurs Life Skills Classes

In addition to lunch, clients can access services during the morning hours, including lockers, mail delivery, transportation assistance, showers, phone, clothing, laundry tokens, and food vouchers, among others. In the afternoons, clients can participate in life skills classes.


Counseling Services

Counselors are available as a means to connect with mainstream assistance, including county, medical, career, and housing. A mental health outreach counselor works in the field in an effort to build relationships, encouraging the mentally ill and those with addictions to come to Downtown Daily Bread.



8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Daily

A warm and welcoming environment is available on weekdays for our clients to rest, relax, connect with services, and be in fellowship with each other. The Drop-in-Center is a safe and secure space, a shelter from the outdoors and from the streets, a respite for our homeless clients.


Emergency Shelter

December 2017–March 2018

A new Emergency Night Shelter will open at Downtown Daily Bread from December 1, 2017—March 31, 2018. There will be 30 beds available for homeless men who would otherwise be unsheltered. Planning, programming, and fundraising for the shelter is supported by ongoing collaboration with Capital Area Coalition on Homelessness, Bethesda Mission, Susquehanna Harbor Safe Haven, Christian Churches United, and the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg.
Downtown Daily Bread seeks donations of $50,000 to assist with the cost of running this shelter, which will be staffed by professionals and volunteers.
If you have any questions, please contact Linda Gzehoviak at (717) 238-9304 (ext. 105).

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We Believe

Proverbs 22:9

Those who are generous are blessed, for they share their bread with the poor.


Downtown Daily Bread is always in need of financialsupport. We welcome and appreciate your generosity.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Downtown Daily Bread. We would love your help.

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