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4.18.21

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  • Extending God’s Love

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4.25.21

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

We Believe

No one should go hungry or without shelter.

ESTD.1983

Happening Now at DDB

The Night Shelter for men opens December 1. Check-in time is 7:15.






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 Operate under the belief that...

No one should go hungry or without shelter. Addressing basic needs is the first step in helping our clients.

It is not enough to address basic needs. It is also necessary to build personal relationships with clients in order to connect them to community services.

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

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

Our Programs

1

Lunch

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Daily

A warm, nutritious 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 from the Central PA Food Bank, and during the summer season, we receive fresh produce from a few community gardens. Each day, an average of 100 people eat lunch here.

2

Night Shelter

December 2020 – March 2021

The Night Shelter offers 40 warm, safe beds to homeless men who would otherwise be unsheltered during the winter season. Last winter, over 200 men benefited from this community resource.

3

Client Assistance

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Weekdays

Each weekday, homeless individuals come to Downtown Daily Bread to meet their basic needs – having access to clean bathrooms and shower facilities, new undergarments and clothing, lockers to store their belongings, and secure mail delivery. In addition to lunch, clients can receive transportation assistance, laundry tokens, and food vouchers.

4

Counseling Services

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Weekdays

Counselors are available to listen and help clients connect with community assistance groups, including county, medical, career, and housing. Our goal is to help individuals improve their quality of life.

5

Day Shelter

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Daily

Open from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. every day of the year, the Day Shelter is a unique and essential program in the Harrisburg community. It is a safe place for homeless individuals to rest, relax, connect with services, and access electronics. On an average day, 70 clients use the Day Shelter.

6

Our Services

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 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. every day, and other services are available on weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Downtown Daily Bread is a ministry of Pine Street Presbyterian Church and has been operating for more than 35 years.

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Your contribution supports Downtown Daily Bread’s mission to provide basic human services to the hundreds of homeless and hungry people in the Harrisburg community. Thank you!

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Volunteer

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

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We Believe

Proverbs 22:9

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

Donate

Your contribution supports Downtown Daily Bread’s mission to provide basic human services to the hundreds of homeless and hungry people in the Harrisburg community. Thank you!

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.

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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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