Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission
One of center city Philadelphia’s longest-operating homeless shelters and soup kitchens is opening its doors as part of an overnight initiative to help get homeless men off the streets.
A Philadelphia non-profit that provides meals to the homeless and hungry is sounding the alarm. As KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg tells us, the organization says in-kind donations for its Fall food drive are down 70 percent.
But even while they were operating on emergency power for five days, the cold, dark conditions didn’t stop people from seeking refuge from the frigid temperatures.
The Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission resumed service to the city’s homeless Sunday afternoon after a power outage shut it down in some of the coldest weather of the year.
The power went out around 2 a.m. Saturday morning at the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission at 13th and Arch Streets.
Kara Cohen goes where few would tread: to the most neglected feet in the city.
The economy is sluggish and with only so much money to go around, it’s a difficult time for many charities as they seek holiday donations.