Downtown Daily Bread (DDB)

Downtown Daily Bread (DDB) Soup kitchen and homeless shelter.

We are deeply grateful to the Chisuk Emuna Congregation for once again coming through with a very helpful donation of me...
06/29/2021

We are deeply grateful to the Chisuk Emuna Congregation for once again coming through with a very helpful donation of men's clothing, shoes, blankets, snack bars, and laundry soap. Thank you Mark and Tahirih for the delivery!

We are deeply grateful to the Chisuk Emuna Congregation for once again coming through with a very helpful donation of men's clothing, shoes, blankets, snack bars, and laundry soap. Thank you Mark and Tahirih for the delivery!

Today’s picnic for the community was a success!! 200+ meals served, great donors who donated so much food and drinks, an...
06/23/2021

Today’s picnic for the community was a success!! 200+ meals served, great donors who donated so much food and drinks, and everyone left with a full stomach! A special thank you to the amazing volunteers from REC re-engagement center for coming out and serving with us!

Today’s picnic for the community was a success!! 200+ meals served, great donors who donated so much food and drinks, and everyone left with a full stomach! A special thank you to the amazing volunteers from REC re-engagement center for coming out and serving with us!

Many thanks again to Dauphin County and partners Latino Connection, Penn State Health, Highmark Blue Shield, and the Cap...
06/23/2021

Many thanks again to Dauphin County and partners Latino Connection, Penn State Health, Highmark Blue Shield, and the Capital Area Coalition on Homelessness for the mobile COVID vaccination clinic today. Also, with beautiful weather and delicious food, our Soup Kitchen offered a cookout today at lunchtime 😍

Downtown Daily Bread is proud to host the Latino Connection’s mobile unit – “Little CATE” (Community-Accessible Testing ...
06/21/2021

Downtown Daily Bread is proud to host the Latino Connection’s mobile unit – “Little CATE” (Community-Accessible Testing & Education) – which is the command center for COVID vaccination efforts. Medical professionals are on-hand to provide tours inside the mobile unit and education about the vaccine. Dauphin County is partnering with Latino Connection, Penn State Health, Highmark Blue Shield, and the Capital Area Coalition on Homelessness to offer the mobile vaccination clinics at DDB on Wednesday, June 23rd. An educational clinic is set up at DDB today from 9AM-1:30PM. Stop by today to sign up for your COVID vaccination!

A huge THANK YOU to Karyn and the crew at 'Underneath It All' for their awesome donation to our female clients. You guys...
06/18/2021

A huge THANK YOU to Karyn and the crew at 'Underneath It All' for their awesome donation to our female clients. You guys are amazing! 🤗

A huge THANK YOU to Karyn and the crew at 'Underneath It All' for their awesome donation to our female clients. You guys are amazing! 🤗

https://theburgnews.com/news/dauphin-county-puts-wheels-to-its-efforts-to-vaccinate-the-homeless-deploys-mobile-clinicWe...
05/26/2021
Dauphin County puts wheels to its efforts to vaccinate the homeless, deploys mobile clinic - TheBurg

https://theburgnews.com/news/dauphin-county-puts-wheels-to-its-efforts-to-vaccinate-the-homeless-deploys-mobile-clinic

We're looking forward to hosting the mobile clinic in June🙂

Dauphin County is rolling out a new effort to reach the area’s most vulnerable residents. On Tuesday, county officials announced a new mobile unit that will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to the area’s homeless population. “We have to meet people in all levels of services […] where people are...

UPDATE: Wow, ladies! You have really come through for us; thank you so much for all of the awesome donations! We still h...
05/21/2021

UPDATE: Wow, ladies! You have really come through for us; thank you so much for all of the awesome donations! We still have room for men's items! Thank you all for helping us fulfil our mission!

HELP! Our shelves are empty and our hangers are waiting for your donated clothing! We are in need of men's and women's summer clothing. Jeans, jackets, shorts, shirts, shoes - we can find a home for all of it. We ask that the clothing be clean and free of rips, tears, odor, and pet hair. If you can help, please call 717-238-4717, ext. 122 and Lisa will gladly schedule a drop off time for you. Thank you for helping us in our mission to serve the hungry and homeless!

UPDATE: Wow, ladies! You have really come through for us; thank you so much for all of the awesome donations! We still have room for men's items! Thank you all for helping us fulfil our mission!

HELP! Our shelves are empty and our hangers are waiting for your donated clothing! We are in need of men's and women's summer clothing. Jeans, jackets, shorts, shirts, shoes - we can find a home for all of it. We ask that the clothing be clean and free of rips, tears, odor, and pet hair. If you can help, please call 717-238-4717, ext. 122 and Lisa will gladly schedule a drop off time for you. Thank you for helping us in our mission to serve the hungry and homeless!

Today the Capitol Hunger Garden officially started a new season. Our very own Susan Cann had the pleasure of speaking on...
05/11/2021

Today the Capitol Hunger Garden officially started a new season. Our very own Susan Cann had the pleasure of speaking on our agency’s behalf. We are so glad to be able to get amazing and fresh produce each year. A special thank you to Senator Elder Vogel Jr. and staff for hosting us.

Downtown Daily Bread was able to offer an-onsite COVID vaccination clinic this week. See the story below. Thank you Hami...
05/06/2021
Harrisburg Shelter becomes vaccination site for homeless

Downtown Daily Bread was able to offer an-onsite COVID vaccination clinic this week. See the story below. Thank you Hamilton Health Center!

Wednesday was vaccination day for some of the most difficult people to reach in the Midstate.

Chisuk Emuna Congregation and Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church recently collaborated on an awesome donation for Downtown ...
04/30/2021

Chisuk Emuna Congregation and Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church recently collaborated on an awesome donation for Downtown Daily Bread. Thank you for helping to support our mission that no one should go hungry or homeless in our community. ❤️ You are wonderful!

Chisuk Emuna Congregation and Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church recently collaborated on an awesome donation for Downtown Daily Bread. Thank you for helping to support our mission that no one should go hungry or homeless in our community. ❤️ You are wonderful!

Thank you for this anonymous donation made via Tri County Community Action. Our clients will “love” it!
04/23/2021

Thank you for this anonymous donation made via Tri County Community Action. Our clients will “love” it!

Thank you for this anonymous donation made via Tri County Community Action. Our clients will “love” it!

A warm thank you to the Dauphin County Medical Society Alliance for the much needed donation. Thank you for thinking of ...
04/15/2021

A warm thank you to the Dauphin County Medical Society Alliance for the much needed donation. Thank you for thinking of us and those we serve!

A warm thank you to the Dauphin County Medical Society Alliance for the much needed donation. Thank you for thinking of us and those we serve!

A huge THANK YOU to Chisuk Emuna for their awesome donation recently! Thank you for your constant support! 🤝
04/12/2021

A huge THANK YOU to Chisuk Emuna for their awesome donation recently! Thank you for your constant support! 🤝

A huge THANK YOU to Chisuk Emuna for their awesome donation recently! Thank you for your constant support! 🤝

Nadi and her high school daughter bundled up and drove in from Hershey to deliver food boxes to our soup kitchen. We cou...
02/10/2021

Nadi and her high school daughter bundled up and drove in from Hershey to deliver food boxes to our soup kitchen. We couldn't do our work without people like you! Many thanks 🥰

Nadi and her high school daughter bundled up and drove in from Hershey to deliver food boxes to our soup kitchen. We couldn't do our work without people like you! Many thanks 🥰

Kareem, his crew, and their BIG 💙💙s  gathered a lot of donations to hand out to homeless individuals in Harrisburg recen...
02/04/2021

Kareem, his crew, and their BIG 💙💙s gathered a lot of donations to hand out to homeless individuals in Harrisburg recently. Thanks for looping us in!

Kareem, his crew, and their BIG 💙💙s gathered a lot of donations to hand out to homeless individuals in Harrisburg recently. Thanks for looping us in!

cheers to a wonderful partnership!
02/01/2021

cheers to a wonderful partnership!

Lisa Lancour-Peterson recruited her family and friends to organize the overflowing In-kind Donation Room 😍 a few weekend...
01/28/2021

Lisa Lancour-Peterson recruited her family and friends to organize the overflowing In-kind Donation Room 😍 a few weekends ago. Jeans, coats, shoes, soap, umbrellas, and more are much easier to find now for our clients. Thank you!

Lisa Lancour-Peterson recruited her family and friends to organize the overflowing In-kind Donation Room 😍 a few weekends ago. Jeans, coats, shoes, soap, umbrellas, and more are much easier to find now for our clients. Thank you!

Lisa and Richard met and receive services at Downtown Daily Bread. Keep the homeless in your prayers this holiday season...
12/17/2020
Homeless and happy: ‘Don’t feel sorry for me,’ Lisa says

Lisa and Richard met and receive services at Downtown Daily Bread. Keep the homeless in your prayers this holiday season.

She's lived in a tent community in Harrisburg for two years and says she'd rather be with her warm-hearted partner than in a warm shelter bed.

Check out this great article on homelessness in our city featuring Downtown Daily Bread. Find out how you can help!
12/17/2020
Want to help the homeless? Here’s how to do it

Check out this great article on homelessness in our city featuring Downtown Daily Bread. Find out how you can help!

You may be thinking coats, hats and gloves, but most organizations have plenty of cold weather gear - and plenty of food as well. What all need above all is financial assistance in order to run shelters and programs.

@RepScottPerry Food banks can't work alone to help feed families. Lawmakers must #BoostSNAPNow & increase #TEFAP Thank y...
12/16/2020

@RepScottPerry Food banks can't work alone to help feed families. Lawmakers must #BoostSNAPNow & increase #TEFAP Thank you to everyone who helps serve Harrisburg's hungry and homeless [email protected]

Many thanks to M&T Bank for its generous support of DDB and the Harrisburg community. Happy holidays!
12/15/2020

Many thanks to M&T Bank for its generous support of DDB and the Harrisburg community. Happy holidays!

12/08/2020
"This is My Home" by Howard A. Page

This song illustrates what it's like to suddenly find yourself homeless. Please listen, share, and consider supporting Downtown Daily Bread.

Tremendous thanks to River Runners, a group of people who run the streets, sidewalks, and trails in Harrisburg, for gene...
12/04/2020

Tremendous thanks to River Runners, a group of people who run the streets, sidewalks, and trails in Harrisburg, for generously contributing to our shelter, soup kitchen, and services. Neighbors helping neighbors💙

We send a  very special THANK YOU on this Thanksgiving Day for all of the donations that make our Thanksgiving Day Meal ...
11/26/2020

We send a very special THANK YOU on this Thanksgiving Day for all of the donations that make our Thanksgiving Day Meal possible! Chef Corrie and our kitchen staff made an amazing meal for all to enjoy! We appreciate all of our donors and being able to continue our annual meal!
#HappyThanksgiving

Our morning started on a bright note - the team from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC arrived with 10+ boxes of food and s...
11/13/2020

Our morning started on a bright note - the team from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC arrived with 10+ boxes of food and shoes for our clients! Neighbors helping neighbors 😍 We are SO thankful for your consistent and generous support!

George, your warm smile and caring nature were much appreciated at breakfast on Tuesday morning. May all be well with yo...
10/22/2020

George, your warm smile and caring nature were much appreciated at breakfast on Tuesday morning. May all be well with you and your family!

This morning I volunteered with the Downtown Daily Bread (DDB), a shelter and resource center which has served over 25,000 meals since the current pandemic began. I met dedicated workers and volunteers, and we served breakfast to those in need.

Special thanks to Susan and Tikerah for being so welcoming, and prayers for those who have had the misfortune of falling on hard times.

If you have it in your heart, schedule, or budget, please do all you can to support this amazing organization serving the most vulnerable among us: https://pinestreet.org/ministries/downtown-daily-bread/

Thank you Andrea for auctioning your artwork (below) to raise funds for the shelter and soup kitchen. Your talent and ge...
10/22/2020

Thank you Andrea for auctioning your artwork (below) to raise funds for the shelter and soup kitchen. Your talent and generosity are awesome💙

We are looking for donations of gently-used boots and sneakers for our homeless clients. Men's sizes 9-11 are most in de...
09/30/2020

We are looking for donations of gently-used boots and sneakers for our homeless clients. Men's sizes 9-11 are most in demand. Drop-off at the shelter (234 South Street in Harrisburg) on weekday mornings 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Thank you🙂

Please share this post with someone. Everyone deserves to be reminded of their importance and value. #youresoimportant
09/18/2020

Please share this post with someone. Everyone deserves to be reminded of their importance and value. #youresoimportant

For two weeks, Jordan has stood on the corner of Front Street and Forster with his sign, greeting people as they make their daily commute. His simple act of kindness is helping thousands start the day off right, and we hope it inspires you to do something similar. “You’re so important,” you have value, and you can make a difference.

September is Hunger Action Month. Join us in thanking the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank for helping us continue to serv...
09/11/2020
Hunger Hero Stories: Corrie Lingenfelter

September is Hunger Action Month. Join us in thanking the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank for helping us continue to serve breakfast and lunch meals every day to 100+ people in downtown Harrisburg. We have an amazing circle of support! https://www.centralpafoodbank.org/hunger-hero-stories-corrie-lingenfelter/

This September, we are proud to bring you a series of Hunger Hero Stories as part of Hunger Action Month. These stories will focus on the individuals and organizations who are stepping up and making a difference for those struggling with hunger in our communities, especially

In recognition of her efforts to serve the food insecure residents of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, DDB’s ...
08/13/2020

In recognition of her efforts to serve the food insecure residents of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, DDB’s Kitchen Manager, Corrie Lingenfelter, has been selected as a 2020 Hunger Hero by Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. Acknowledging that the easy choice would’ve been to close down, they praised the perseverance of Corrie and her small team.

Congratulations, Corrie! We are as “humbled by your dedication” as the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.

Black Lives Matter to God and to Us
07/01/2020

Black Lives Matter to God and to Us

05/28/2020
HCYA's Virtual Art Show

❤️ Thanks again, HCYA! We love your art and appreciate you encouraging people to donate to DDB.

Everybody else, check out HCYA's great art! There's a lot of different styles and techniques to enjoy.

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Today's mixed vegetables with roast beef, macaroni and ice tea was very good Two thumbs up and posted on my news feed.
This morning when I woke up around 3am. I took two Nyquill tablets to go back to sleep. I woke up at 7:30am anyway. Forgot I had a coffee in the fridge and came out to DDB. Eight Hbg. City Police officers were there and four patrol cars at Pine St. Church and I started my video camera. None of the people hanging around had any breakfast trays. Nor was there a table out. The other day a DDB employee was giving to go bags on the side . Today he was not there. The side doors were locked. But the main door was unlocked. I was a little confused. The police presence had me wondering if breakfast was cancelled. Anyhow several of us went downstairs to the green door and found it locked. So I called the DDB kitchen and someone answered. We were told breakfast was over. My phone was on speaker. For 15 minutes we were waiting for somebody to come upstairs as the doors on the side were locked and the door leading to the shower's was also locked. Police still were hanging around the church. After being told we had to leave the building. I rang the doorbell of the church for assistance. A gentlemen came outside, and entertained my grievance. I had grown used to breakfast never being served until 8:30am at the tables. Last Monday ( Columbus day ) and Wednesday 10/14/2020. Breakfast was not served at all. However, one day after that I was invited to come in by way of the side door and pick up a breakfast or go in and sit down and eat. So this morning. I had no idea what was going on. Especially with police officers present. None the less I told my advocate that the breakfast during the last month never came out to the tables before 8:30am. The police were still there and my advocate placed two phone calls then went to the kitchen and brought the cook up. Who asked if I still wanted something to eat and that she would get it. Which she did. Which resolved the issue. I have no idea what happened before I got to DDB which brought the police. None of the officers were wearing protective masks either. Which was highly noticable. But I was told by the cook today that the facility will be open for breakfast regularly at 8am to 9am. Three times last week I came for a breakfast. Forgetting one of those times that on Sunday's you don't serve because of Market Square Presbeterian's breakfast program. I was confused from the moment I arrived and even after I left. But found out that I can now come earlier in the morning If I'd like to to enjoy a healthy meal to start my day. So I apologized for the misunderstanding. I just wish the other's who went downstairs with me had not left. It's not unusual for people to get lost when police keep hanging around as if they are fishing. Keep up the good work and thank you.
I like Governor Tom Wolf. He should come back and get a taste of what the new DDB cook is brewing. I think her name is Cory or something like that. I was there today and enjoyed a succulent meal that was mouth watering. A kind of beefish tomatoe sauce delight !😊🎹😊.
Happy Birthday Debbie!
I don't know about you. But today's lunch time meal at the DDB was Deeeeelicious! Hot baked bisquits surrounded by gourmet hamburger with all the trimmings except for the grease. It was amazing to see there was no grease all over the food. Especially with burgers and I tore mine up ! Succulent green beans fresh off the farm with mandarin oranges and an assortment of pastrys. Topped off with a fruit punch to wash it all down. DDB-----YOU ROCK !
they are good people and they try to help you if u are homeless they let you take showers and give u locker to put ur stuff in and lets u get mail there and serve u lunch.they are a big help they helped me alot
The DDB had some very enthusiastic volunteer's today helping to serve the noon time meal. Members of the Paxton Presbyterian and Camp Hill Methodist Church. Got right in there . Filling up tray after tray of one of the more delicious meals I've come to enjoy. As the homeless and poverty stricken sank their teeth into the cook Kobie's gourmet chili. This mouth watering treat had green peppers, stewed tomatoes an rice and beans on the side along with other nutritional treats. Hip Hip Hooray !!! We had Chili Today !!!😋