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1.26.21

Tues.

  • DDB Staff Meeting

1.31.21

Sun.

  • Adult Forum: Land of the Bible with Mike Rogoff

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.

Hours and Services - January 2021




















Breakfast

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Daily

Use side entrance on Willis Street alley

Day Shelter

Monday - Friday only, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Mail, Showers, Clothing, Assistance

Monday - Friday only, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lunch

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Daily


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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 Us

Soup Kitchen

Every day, a free, to-go lunch meal is served from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the shelter. 234 South Street in downtown Harrisburg. Everyone is welcome. No sign-in required. On weekdays, Monday through Friday, breakfast is available at 9 a.m. Last year, we prepared and served 37,428 meals.

Day Shelter

The Day Shelter at 234 South Street 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.

Client Assistance

Comprehensive 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 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.

Winter Night Shelter

Each year from December 1 to March 31, Downtown Daily Bread offers overnight shelter (7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.) to homeless men on a first come, first served basis. Homeless women in need of emergency shelter work with Christian Churches United on myriad topics.

Partners

DDB 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

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
    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.

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.

Do you need help?

Downtown Daily Bread is here to help every person meet their basic needs and connect with services to improve their quality of life. Visit us in person at 234 South Street across the street from the State Capitol Building on N. Third Street.

Lunch meals are available every day of the year from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. No sign in or ID required. In addition to lunch, weekday services from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. include:

Breakfast at 9:00 a.m.
Bathrooms and Showers
Mail Delivery
Storage Lockers
Clothing and essentials including personal care products, blankets, and batteries
One-on-one Assistance

Do you need help?

Volunteers

To help our clients address their immediate needs, our team gives out an array of essentials every weekday. Be a part of this effort by collecting – on your own or with family, friends, and co-workers – items from our wish list.

Due to the pandemic, volunteers are not allowed inside the shelter and soup kitchen.

Please drop-off donations directly to a staff person during weekday hours, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The shelter is located at 234 South Street in Harrisburg across from the State Capitol Building.

Keep in mind that 80% of DDB clients are male and most are living unsheltered. Clothing and shoes that are comfortable, durable, and gender-neutral in style are in high demand.

Questions? Please email DDB@pinestreet.org or call (717) 238-4717 ext. 122.

Wish List
• Face masks, cloth or disposable
• Disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer
• T-shirts: short and long sleeves, sizes L to XXL
• Sweatpants: sizes M to XXL
• Jeans: waist sizes 29 to 38
• Sweatshirts: hooded, sizes L to XXL
• Sneakers, boots: sizes 9 to 13
• Personal care products: travel or individual size shampoo, soap, lip balm, lotion, hand sanitizer, disposable razors, nail clippers, combs, brushes, deodorant
• Laundry detergent pods
• Batteries: AA and AAA
• Snack foods: pre-packaged, single serving granola bars, cookies, pretzels, nuts, dried fruit

Volunteers

Frequently Asked Questions

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 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 pick up my mail?

Mail is only available by visiting the shelter on a weekday (Monday through Friday) between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. No phone calls accepted to check if there is mail for you.

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.

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.

Do I have to come every day to check mail?

No, but mail that is not picked up within 2 weeks of receipt is RETURNED to sender.

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.

Donate

Downtown Daily Bread is here to help every person meet their basic needs and connect with services to improve their quality of life. Visit us in person at 234 South Street across the street from the State Capitol Building on N. Third Street.

Lunch meals are available every day of the year from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. No sign in or ID required. In addition to lunch, weekday services from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. include:

Breakfast at 9:00 a.m.
Bathrooms and Showers
Mail Delivery
Storage Lockers
Clothing and essentials including personal care products, blankets, and batteries
One-on-one Assistance

About

Founded in 1983, Downtown Daily Bread (DDB) is a ministry project 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.

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Volunteers

Volunteers are instrumental to our efforts at Downtown Daily Bread. During this time of social distancing, the best and safest way to volunteer is to collect and donate essential items needed by our clients.

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Donate

Help

Let us help if you are struggling with hunger and/or homelessness.


At Downtown Daily Bread, you will find breakfast and lunch meals, bathrooms, showers, mail delivery, storage lockers, clothes and other essentials.


Conversations with staff will help identify your priority needs and next best step. Common topics are housing, health insurance, laundry, identification documents, and other assistance programs.


To start, please come to the shelter in person on weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The shelter is located at 234 South Street in Harrisburg across the street from the State Capitol Building on N. Third Street.

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Volunteer

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