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A soup kitchen, shelter, and services for the hungry and homeless.

Downtown Daily Bread is OPEN to all in need. For services, come in person to shelter at 234 South Street in Harrisburg. Lunch is served every day from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mail, showers, Day Shelter, and other services available weekdays (Monday through Friday) from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.








Note: DDB is a mission project of Pine Street, a 501(c)(3) organization, and so the PayPal donation form has the Pine Street Presbyterian Church logo and says Donate to The Presbyterian Church of Harrisburg. All gifts go directly to DDB programs.

We Believe

No one should go hungry or without shelter.

Hours and Client Services - February 2021

Monday - Friday
Breakfast7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Use side entrance on Willis Street alley
Monday - Friday
Day Shelter7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Use front entrance on 234 South Street
Mail
Showers
Clothing
Assistance
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Use front entrance on 234 South Street
Daily
Lunch12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Winter
Night
Shelter
for Men
Daily
7:15 p.m.
Check in at front door;
space limited; line often forms by 4:30 p.m.
.

Last year, we served 45,683 breakfast and lunch meals. The Day Shelter registered 20,083 visits.

Everyone in need is welcome regardless of race, gender, beliefs, ethnicity, national origin, and/or sexual orientation.

We strive to keep operations lean and service-focused. Ninety percent of donations go directly to client programs.

About Us

Soup Kitchen

Every day, a free lunch meal is served in the shelter's soup kitchen at 234 South Street in downtown Harrisburg. Everyone is welcome. No sign-in required. Monday through Friday, free breakfast is also available. In 2020, the soup kitchen team prepared and served 45,683 meals.

Day Shelter

The Day Shelter is Harrisburg’s only one-stop resource center for homeless individuals. Everyone is welcome. Sleeping cots, e-charging stations, bathrooms, computers, and phones are available. Experienced staff meet with each person on every visit. The Day Shelter is located on the top floor of our building at 234 South Street.

Client Assistance

Comprehensive services are offered to all homeless individuals on weekday mornings, Monday through Friday, at the shelter, 234 South Street in Harrisburg. Bathrooms, showers, storage lockers, and mail delivery are available. DDB staff provide one-on-one assistance with food pantries; shelter/housing programs; laundry debit cards; bus passes; state ID card replacement; rehabilitation programs for addiction, alcoholism, and other disorders; medical insurance; government benefits including Social Security and SNAP; and veterans’ support programs. Everyone is welcome.

Winter Night Shelter

Each year from December 1 to March 31, Downtown Daily Bread offers emergency overnight shelter (7:15 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.) to homeless men on a first come, first serve basis. One block from DDB, Christian Churches United hosts a winter shelter for women.

Partners

Downtown Daily Bread believes in cooperation, communication, and non-duplication of services. We work in partnership with community organizations, government agencies, and businesses to provide effective, life-changing services to Harrisburg’s hungry and homeless people. Current collaborations include:

  • Bethesda Mission
  • Christian Churches United
  • Capital Area Coalition on Homelessness (CACH)
  • Compassion Action Network
  • UPMC Pinnacle
  • Dauphin County's Case Management Unit, Crisis Intervention, Drug and Alcohol Services
  • Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center
  • Salvation Army
  • Social Security and SNAP
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Tri-County OIC
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • City of Harrisburg
  • Dauphin County

Advisory Committee

We are fortunate to have a small, generous group of community and business leaders who share our mission and serve as ambassadors for our programs throughout the Harrisburg region. Current members are:


  • Anne E. Guenin
    Executive Director, Downtown Daily Bread

  • Jim Shellenberger, CPA
    Principal, McKonly & Ashbury

  • Matthew M. Haar
    Managing Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

  • Charles (Chip) M. Wasson
    Senior Vice President, Northwest Bank

  • Matt Kido
    Director of Sales & Marketing, Hilton Hotels & Resorts

  • Richard Shaw
    Elder and Pastor, New Life Christian Church

  • John Klobusicky, CFA, CAIA
    Co-Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager, FMA Advisory

  • Brian Wanner
    Director Talent, Diversity & Inclusion and Organizational Development, GIANT Foods

  • Judy Dillon
    Retired, Community Health, Penn State Health

  • Alicelyn Sleber
    Member, Pine Street Presbyterian Church

  • Judith R. Windom
    Sr. Community Affairs Analyst, Highmark, Inc.

Downtown Daily Bread's life-saving programs are fueled by annual donations from individuals, family foundations, churches and community organizations, regional corporations, local businesses, and county government.

We honor this generosity by practicing fiscal accountability and efficiency. Our accounting records are audited annually by an external firm. In addition, we contract with The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) for all financial accounting including gift processing.

Mail checks to:

Downtown Daily Bread
301 N. Third Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Donate

DDB is a mission project of Pine Street Presbyterian Church, a 501(c)(3) organization. For legal reasons, your PayPal donation to Downtown Daily Bread will reference The Presbyterian Church of Harrisburg. All proceeds will benefit Downtown Daily Bread.

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Use PayPal to donate by credit card or with your personal PayPal account.

Donation of food and essential items are also welcomed.

Donations at Work

Volunteers in Action

Since Downtown Daily Bread’s beginning in 1983, volunteers have played a significant role, especially in the Soup Kitchen. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers logged an amazing 1,680 hours per month by serving a warm lunch daily to an average of 100 people.

Due to the pandemic and social distancing, volunteer work at Downtown Daily Bread is suspended through May 2021. Please check back in June. If you have a question, call us at (717) 238-4717, ext. 122.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is my first step to getting help from Downtown Daily Bread?

Come to the shelter on any weekday morning (Monday through Friday) and speak with a staff person about what you need. No appointment or reservation is needed. We are located at 234 South Street in Harrisburg. Click here for current hours. Please bring a form of ID. If you do not have one, we will assist you in that process.

What types of help are available?

Downtown Daily Bread offers


  • Breakfast and lunch meals

  • Mail Delivery

  • Showers and personal care products

  • Indoor day shelter with cots, phones, computers, and bathrooms

  • Storage lockers

  • Clothing and essential items

  • Conversation with knowledgeable staff

How do I get help when Downtown Daily Bread is not open?

For non-life-threatening situations, call 211. Managed by United Way of Pennsylvania, 211 allows all residents of Pennsylvania to have access to customized health, housing and human services information in one place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Language services are available in more than 170 languages and dialects.

Can I get my mail delivered to Downtown Daily Bread?

Yes. To get started, come talk with a staff member at 234 South Street in Harrisburg any weekday (Monday through Friday) morning. Click here for current hours. Please bring a form of ID. If you do not have one, we will assist you in that process.

When can I pick up my mail?

Mail can be picked up at our building at 234 South Street in Harrisburg any weekday (Monday through Friday) morning. Click here for current hours. We do not check your mail over the phone.

Do you have a place to store belongings at Downtown Daily Bread?

Yes, we have 55 lockers in our building that are assigned to individuals on a short-term basis. To find out about availability, come to the shelter and speak with a staff person on a weekday morning. We are located at 234 South Street in Harrisburg.

Do I need to bring a form of ID?

For breakfast and lunch meals, no ID or check-in is required. For all other services, you must do a brief in-take questionnaire with a staff member and show us an ID. If you do not have one, we will assist you in that process.

I need clothes. What do I do?

Please come to the shelter on a weekday morning and speak with a staff member. Click here for current hours.

I am hungry. When and where are meals served?

Every day a lunch is served in our Soup Kitchen located at 234 South Street. Use the side entrance on Willis Street alley. Breakfast is served Monday through Friday mornings. Click here for current schedule.

Donate

About

Founded in 1983, Downtown Daily Bread (DDB) is a ministry of Pine Street Presbyterian Church. It is a one-stop soup kitchen, shelter, and services for every person in Harrisburg who struggles with hunger and homelessness.

Learn More

Volunteers

Due to COVID-19 and social distancing, volunteer work in the Soup Kitchen and Shelter is suspended through May 2021.

Please check back in June. If you have a question call us at (717) 238-4717 x122.

Volunteers

Since Downtown Daily Bread’s beginning in 1983, volunteers have played a significant role, especially in the Soup Kitchen. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers logged an amazing 1,680 hours per month by serving a warm lunch daily to an average of 100 people.

Due to the pandemic and social distancing, volunteer work at Downtown Daily Bread is suspended through May 2021. Please check back in June. If you have a question, call us at (717) 238-4717, ext. 122.

Donate

Your support fuels our mission to serve all hungry and homeless people in Harrisburg. Downtown Daily Bread (DDB) is a ministry of Pine Street Presbyterian Church.

Check: Please make checks out to Downtown Daily Bread and mail to 310 N. Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101.

Credit Card: Click here. Credit card donations are processed via the church's Paypal account and directly deposited to DDB.

For questions or to drop off in kind donations, please call (717) 238-4717, ext. 122.

Amazon Wishlist: Click here to purchase and send essentials that we distribute to clients.



Downtown Daily Bread's life-saving programs are fueled by annual donations from individuals, family foundations, churches and community organizations, regional corporations, local businesses, and county government.

We honor this generosity by practicing fiscal accountability and efficiency. Our accounting records are audited annually by an external firm. In addition, we contract with The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) for all financial accounting including gift processing.

Mail checks to:

Downtown Daily Bread
301 N. Third Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Use PayPal to donate by credit card or with your personal PayPal account.

Donate

DDB is a mission project of Pine Street Presbyterian Church, a 501(c)(3) organization. For legal reasons, your PayPal donation to Downtown Daily Bread will reference The Presbyterian Church of Harrisburg. All proceeds will benefit Downtown Daily Bread.

Donation of food and essential items are also welcomed. Call Downtown Daily Bread at (717) 238-4717, ext. 122

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Do You Need Help?

Downtown Daily Bread can help you with
  • Meals
  • Mail delivery
  • Showers
  • Indoor Day Shelter with cots, phones, computers, and bathrooms
  • Storage lockers
  • Clothing and Essential Items
  • Conversation with knowledgeable staff
  • Case management and counseling
Monday - Friday
Breakfast7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Use side entrance on Willis Street alley
Monday - Friday
Day Shelter7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Use front entrance on 234 South Street
Mail
Showers
Clothing
Assistance
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Use front entrance on 234 South Street
Daily
Lunch12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Winter
Night
Shelter
for Men
Daily
7:15 p.m.
Check in at front door;
space limited; line often forms by 4:30 p.m.
Learn More

Volunteer

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