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(Work on the new West Philadelphia building of Chosen 300 Ministries nears completion.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Work Nears Completion on Charity Group’s New West Philadelphia Facility

But they need the public’s help to jump one final hurdle.


(In file photo: Rev. Brian Jenkins conducts fellowship service with homeless Philadelphians.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Local Organization Hosts Special Super Bowl Party For Homeless

A local organization opened its doors Sunday for homeless people across Philadelphia to come in and watch the Super Bowl and have a few snacks.


(File photo by Ed Fischer)

Charitable Groups Gear Up As Overnight Temperatures Set to Plummet

Philadelphia city officials joined forces with volunteers working to protect the most vulnerable population — the city’s homeless — from the frigid, potentially deadly cold snap.


(The Rev. Brian Jenkins.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Gamechangers: Feeding the Hungry and Homeless

Rev. Brian Jenkins and his wife founded Chosen 300 Ministries in 1996, and have been providing meals, prayer sessions, and fellowship for the homeless ever since.


(A free food distribution on city land in May 2012.  Credit: John McDevitt)

2012 Year in Review: Food Handouts Create Controversy in Philadelphia

Just two months before the Barnes Foundation moved into its new home on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the city passed a law banning curbside feedings. The move sparked immediate controversy.


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Local Organization Makes Christmas Special For Those Less Fortunate

The Chosen 300 hosted a dinner for dozens of families in need Tuesday night.


(Homeless people huddle under a highway overpass on the edge of Old City Philadelphia.  File photo by Dawn Pratson)

‘Code Grey’ Declared, Homeless Urged To Visit City Shelters

Just as winter weather can bring a “Code Blue,” and summer its “Code Red,” this is a Code Grey, according to Laura Weinbaum of Project HOME.


(A free food distribution on city land in May 2012.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia, Homeless Advocates Working On Compromise To Public Area Feeding Ban

Now, both sides indicate they are willing to sit down and negotiate a way to help those in need.


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Local Religious Group Feeds The Homeless On The Parkway After Court Victory

Early Saturday evening, one of the religious groups that successfully challenged the City’s ban on serving food to the homeless outdoors offered thanks in the form of a meal on the Ben Franklin Parkway.


(A free food distribution on city land in May 2012.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Federal Court Hearing Today On City’s Ban On Feeding Homeless

Several religious groups will appear in federal court today for a hearing to decide the fate of Philadelphia’s ban on outdoor feedings.



Chosen 300 Ministries Helps Feed The Homeless Not Just On Holidays

Lang says free Sunday breakfast is a big draw, but not the only one, “this is a beautiful place to come, because they feed us breakfast on Sundays. They feed us three times a week.”


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Homeless Women Get Hair Help At Philadelphia Event

Dozens of local homeless women got a chance on Monday to take care of an issue they often have to ignore: their hair.