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9.27.20

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  • Adult Education
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9.28.20

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9.29.20

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9.30.20

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  • Philippians Bible Study

May, June, 2020

Worship & COVID-19

Due to the coronavirus, our building is closed for worship services and all activities until governmental and health authorities permit large gatherings of people. This includes funerals and weddings. Please join us in the comfort of your home for pre-recorded worship on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m.

July, 2020

Worship & COVID-19

Due to the coronavirus, our building is closed for worship services and all activities until governmental and health authorities permit large gatherings of people. This includes funerals and weddings. Please join us in the comfort of your home for pre-recorded worship on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m.

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

We Believe

No one should go hungry or without shelter.

Happening Now

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.


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We believe that no one should go hungry or without shelter.

Last year, we served 37,428 breakfast and lunch meals. The Day Shelter registered 20,083 visits.

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

90% of donations go directly to client programs.

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

About

Soup Kitchen

Every day, DDB provides a free, to-go lunch meal from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at our shelter doors, 234 South Street in downtown Harrisburg. Everyone is welcome. No sign-in required. Most lunches are warm with a variety of items. Seconds are always available, and many people take an extra meal to eat later in the day. Last year, we prepared and served 33,346 lunches! Light breakfast foods are available every weekday, Monday through Friday, at 9:00 a.m.

Day Shelter

The Day Shelter is on the top floor of the shelter at 234 South Street. It is Harrisburg’s only indoor, temperature-controlled gathering place for homeless individuals. Everyone is welcome. Sleeping cots, e-charging stations, bathrooms, and DDB staff are always available. Social distancing and other protocols maintain a healthy, safe environment.

Client Assistance

Comprehensive, essential services are offered to all homeless individuals on weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the shelter (234 South Street in Harrisburg). Everyone is welcome. Bathrooms, showers, storage lockers, and mail delivery are available. DDB staff listen and assist with all needs including 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.

Winter Night Shelter

Each year from December 1 to March 31, DDB offers overnight shelter (7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.) to homeless men. When the shelter is full, our partners Bethesda Mission and Christian Churches United provide transport and space in their shelters. Last winter, more than 200 men benefited from this vital community resource.

Partners

DDB believes in cooperation, communication, and non-duplication of services. We work in partnership with community organizations, government agencies, and businesses to provide the best 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

Advisory Committee

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


  • Anne E. Guenin
    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

  • Maria Chianos, MSW, LSW
    Community Health Social Work Navigator, UPMC Pinnacle

  • 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.

DDB’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.

Gifts can be made via check or credit card. Mail checks to: Downtown Daily Bread, 301 N. Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101.



Donation of food and essential items are also welcomed.

Need Help?

Services are available to all hungry and homeless individuals who are 18 years and older regardless of race, gender, beliefs, ethnicity, national origin, range of abilities, and sexual orientation.
Please come in person to the shelter building at 234 South Street to receive services and talk with DDB staff.
Lunch is available every day from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at our front doors.
All other services (Day Shelter, bathrooms, showers, storage lockers, mail delivery, e-charging stations, clothing and essential items, and one-on-one assistance from staff) are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Please bring some form of identification.

Need Help?

Volunteer

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

Volunteer

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up to have my mail delivered to Downtown Daily Bread?

Visit the shelter and speak with a staff member on a weekday (Monday through Friday) between 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

How do I change my address when I no longer want mail delivered to DDB?

To change your address from DDB to a new location, do NOT go to the post office. You must contact the primary people, businesses, agencies, and organizations that send you mail and give them your new street address.

When is lunch served?

A lunch meal is served every day from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Meals are currently served in a to-go manner. Most meals are warm and comprised of several items. Seconds are always available.

Is breakfast available?

Light breakfast foods are available on weekdays at 9:00 a.m. at front entrance doors at 234 South Street in Harrisburg.

How do I pick up my mail?

Visit the shelter on a weekday (Monday through Friday) between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. If mail is not picked up for more than two weeks, it will be returned to the post office.

Can someone else pick up my mail?

To designate someone to pick-up your mail at DDB, please provide a written, signed letter with the person’s name. Please tell your friend/family to bring a identification so that staff can verify and ensure your privacy.

Is DDB a charitable, 501(c)(3) organization?

Founded in 1983, Downtown Daily Bread is a ministry project of Pine Street Presbyterian Church, a 501(c)(3) organization. DDB derives its non-profit, charitable status via the church.

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

If you have an emergency, please call 911. For non-emergency situations or assistance, please call Dauphin County Crisis Intervention.

How and when can I drop off donations?

Please bring donations to DDB’s front entrance doors (234 South Street in Harrisburg) on weekdays, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Staff can meet you to facilitate the drop-off by emailing: DDB@pinestreet.org or calling: 717-238-4717 ext. 123.

Donate

Services are available to all hungry and homeless individuals who are 18 years and older regardless of race, gender, beliefs, ethnicity, national origin, range of abilities, and sexual orientation.
Please come in person to the shelter building at 234 South Street to receive services and talk with DDB staff.
Lunch is available every day from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at our front doors.
All other services (Day Shelter, bathrooms, showers, storage lockers, mail delivery, e-charging stations, clothing and essential items, and one-on-one assistance from staff) are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Please bring some form of identification.

Volunteer

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

Thank you!
We will be in contact shortly.

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