Downtown Daily Bread (DDB)

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

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 neighbors๐Ÿ’™

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 ๐Ÿ˜ 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 awesome๐Ÿ’™

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 you๐Ÿ™‚

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. โ€œYouโ€™re so important,โ€ 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, DDBโ€™s ...
08/13/2020

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

Congratulations, Corrie! We are as โ€œhumbled by your dedicationโ€ 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

โค๏ธ 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.

05/28/2020

THANK YOU Hershey Community Youth Alliance for producing a virtual talent show promoting Downtown Daily Bread!

Your thoughtfulness will better the lives of the most vulnerable in our community.

Jackson Siegelbaum Gastroenterology prepared and delivered 150 bagged lunches on Saturday for the Soup Kitchen. Your gen...
05/11/2020

Jackson Siegelbaum Gastroenterology prepared and delivered 150 bagged lunches on Saturday for the Soup Kitchen. Your generosity is very much appreciated!

We are participating in #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of unity and giving. Visit www.downtowndailybread.org to donate ...
05/05/2020

We are participating in #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of unity and giving. Visit www.downtowndailybread.org to donate and help us serve Harrisburg's hungry and homeless people,

We would like to send a huge๐™๐™ƒ๐˜ผ๐™‰๐™† ๐™”๐™Š๐™ to Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and Panera Bread for partnering with us! They wi...
04/24/2020

We would like to send a huge๐™๐™ƒ๐˜ผ๐™‰๐™† ๐™”๐™Š๐™ to Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and Panera Bread for partnering with us! They will be providing more than 100 bagged lunches to our agency! This is so appreciated, especially by our kitchen staff who is diligently feeding the community lunch 7days a week from 12:30-1:30. Thank you so much from all of us here at Downtown Daily Bread!

Capital Area Coalition on Homelessness
04/22/2020

Capital Area Coalition on Homelessness

Please, Please, Please - Raid Those Junk Drawers for Dusty, Old Smartphones (even better w/ charging cords)! They are desperately needed - Especially For People Living on the Streets, in Cars, or Encampments! Donations to Christian Churches United of the Tri-County Area and Downtown Daily Bread (DDB) Call Aisha Mobley at 717-963-5985 or drop off at Downtown Daily Bread (DDB) weekdays between 8 am โ€“ noon, stay in your vehicle (DDB has a camera on their entrance at 234 South St.) and someone will come out to accept the donation.

Looking for Used Smartphones! We're partnering with Christian Churches United to collect used phones to distribute to ho...
04/21/2020

Looking for Used Smartphones! We're partnering with Christian Churches United to collect used phones to distribute to homeless individuals who do not have phone access. Nowadays, most social services must be coordinated over the phone. Free call and text services can be accessed over WiFi. Call Aisha Mobley at 717-963-5985, to donate a phone or drop it off at DDB (234 South St.), weekdays between 8am โ€“ 12noon. Stay in your vehicle and someone will come out to accept the donation.
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Special delivery! Xavia, Jennifer, and Richard, thank you for making and donating these washable masks. You are keeping ...
04/13/2020

Special delivery! Xavia, Jennifer, and Richard, thank you for making and donating these washable masks. You are keeping our community safe and colorful ๐Ÿ’™

The PA Army National Guard delivered 1,152 meals to our Soup Kitchen this morning. Thank you and wow!
04/08/2020

The PA Army National Guard delivered 1,152 meals to our Soup Kitchen this morning. Thank you and wow!

โ€œBee betterโ€ is stitched into every pair of Bombas socks as a reminder to strive for a better world. We can't think of a...
04/07/2020

โ€œBee betterโ€ is stitched into every pair of Bombas socks as a reminder to strive for a better world. We can't think of a better way to thank Bombas for donating 2,000 pairs of socks to DDB than to encourage you to put their mantra into practice. Find a way to bee better today, and, when you do, share your story.

Reply to this post with what you did, why you did it, etc. Inspire us. Send us selfies and videos. Be creative. We can't wait to see what you did to bee better.

During April, Downtown Daily Bread will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Bags 4 My Cause B...
04/06/2020

During April, Downtown Daily Bread will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Bags 4 My Cause Bag at the GIANT store located at 4211 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg PA. If you make a trip for essentials, please consider participating. Thanks to GIANT for continuing this giving program!

Update on services: DAILY, the Soup Kitchen provides bagged lunches from 12:30 p.m to 1:30 p.m from Willis Street door.W...
04/01/2020
Pine Street Presbyterian Church | Harrisbrg, PA โ€“ Harrisburg

Update on services:

DAILY, the Soup Kitchen provides bagged lunches from 12:30 p.m to 1:30 p.m from Willis Street door.

WEEKDAYS 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Distributing needed items such as blankets, water, clothing, hand sanitizer, and snacks. MAIL is also available. Front entrance at 234 South Street. Staff checking entrance every 10 minutes. Thanks for your patience.

To help us continue our efforts, make a donation at www.downtowndailybread.org. Gifts of any amount come together and make a significant difference in our community. Thank you!๐Ÿ™‚

Welcome to Pine Street Presbyterian Church! We are a diverse and dynamic community of believers who are dedicated to worshiping God, increasing our faith through Christian education, and serving one another and our community.

03/21/2020

March 21,2020 Update
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YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PICK UP MAIL ON MONDAY beginning at 8:00 a.m. Please come to the front door and submit your name so we can retrieve your mail. Thank you for remaining calm as we try to help you as best we can.

03/20/2020

March 20, 2020
To-go meals provided at Soup Kitchen door on Willis St. alley.
Breakfast 7 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. Lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m

Saturday (3/21) and Sunday (3/22): Lunch only, as usual

LETโ€™S GET CLEANING AND COLLECTING!Many people have asked how they can help, and we thank you for thinking of us. Here is...
03/19/2020

LETโ€™S GET CLEANING AND COLLECTING!

Many people have asked how they can help, and we thank you for thinking of us. Here is an idea for NOW, when you are stuck at home. It will help us and help you.

We are encouraging people to go through their closets, desk drawers, bathroom vanities, basement boxes, and kitchen cabinets to find things that you no longer need or want. Gather up the items and when this crisis is over, you can drop them off at the curb at DDB. Happy collecting!

Here is what we need, and please remember that most of our clients are adult men, the most popular sizes are L, XL, and XXL, and everything should be gently-used or new:

clothing and shoes (sneakers or walking shoes)

underwear and socks

razors, brushes, and combs

soap and shampoo (hotel sizes)

pens and post-its

napkins, paper towels, and plastic spoons and forks

individually wrapped snacks and granola bars

Thanks, and send us a message if you have any questions.

03/19/2020

March 19, 2020 Happy First Day of Spring!

To-go meals provided at Soup Kitchen door on Willis St. alley.
Breakfast 7 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. Lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m
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03/18/2020

March 18, 2020 Services and Hours

7 a.m. - ?? Mail pick-up at front entrance doors and building access only for lockers. Please take essential items since circumstances are changing rapidly.

Bagged meals provided at Soup Kitchen entrance on Willis St. alley. Breakfast 7 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. Lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Please know that we are doing our best to keep services available while protecting the health of our staff and clients. Well wishes to everyone!

March 17, 2020 Hours and Services:8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Showers, Mail, Lockers, and CounselingIn-person only; indoor buildin...
03/17/2020

March 17, 2020 Hours and Services:
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Showers, Mail, Lockers, and Counseling
In-person only; indoor building access is limited.

Meals provided in a "take-out" manner at regular Soup Kitchen entrance on Willis St. alley.
Breakfast 7 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. Lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Thank you.

03/16/2020

March 16, 2020 Hours and Services:
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Showers, Mail, Lockers, and Counseling
In-person only; indoor building access is limited.

Meals provided in a "take-out" manner at regular Soup Kitchen entrance on Willis St. alley.
Breakfast 7 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. Lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Thank you.

The team from a new Home Depot Warehouse volunteered time and supplies for cleaning the shelter last Thursday. Many than...
03/09/2020

The team from a new Home Depot Warehouse volunteered time and supplies for cleaning the shelter last Thursday. Many thanks for everything!

Greystone Derby Day
03/04/2020

Greystone Derby Day

For more than 35 years, Downtown Daily Bread (DDB) has provided basic human services to the hundreds of homeless and hungry individuals who live in Harrisburg at any one time. Join us May 2 at Greystone Brew House Derby Day to help decrease homelessness and provide any more meals needed!!

tickets: https://greystonederby.com/

Have too many hotel-size shampoos, conditioners, and soaps? Our clients would LOVE them! Please bring donations to our o...
02/19/2020

Have too many hotel-size shampoos, conditioners, and soaps? Our clients would LOVE them! Please bring donations to our office, 234 South Street, M-F from 9am-3pm. Thank you!

๐“š๐“ฒ๐“ฝ๐“ฌ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“ท ๐“ข๐“น๐“ธ๐“ฝ๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ฐ๐“ฑ๐“ฝ! Downtown Daily Bread is so fortunate to have Takiyah Washington cooking our daily breakfast! Everyday...
02/07/2020

๐“š๐“ฒ๐“ฝ๐“ฌ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“ท ๐“ข๐“น๐“ธ๐“ฝ๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ฐ๐“ฑ๐“ฝ!
Downtown Daily Bread is so fortunate to have Takiyah Washington cooking our daily breakfast!
Everyday, she creates delicious breakfast items and makes sure our breakfast hour runs so smoothly! Check out these amazing creations sheโ€™s served this week!!!
Breakfast Pizzas, Blueberry Stuffed French Toast, and, Mini Quiche are just the start of the amazing options she prepares!
Check back for more โ€œKitchen Spotlightsโ€!

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310 N 3rd St
Harrisburg, PA
17101

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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 !๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ˜Š.
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 !!!๐Ÿ˜‹