Thanksgiving Food Drive Out of Gas – Send Food – Donations Needed to Feed Homeless

Thanksgiving Food Drive Out of Gas
FOR RELEASE October 15, 2014
Media Contact: Elizabeth Bowers,, (423) 747-3004
                                Richard McMillen,, (717) 314-04810
PA —Pumpkin spice everything is sweeping the nation while homeless
people in Philadelphia are woefully forgotten.  The All Day Thanksgiving
Meal at Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission is the most ambitious to-date
but donations for the Food Drive, that make the Thanksgiving Meal
possible, have dwindled to a crawl.
2013 alone, the much smaller Thanksgiving Meal served 557 individuals.
This year, the All Day Thanksgiving will care for more people than ever
before.  It will be served to homeless men and women with a true family
experience because serving time has doubled to a four hour block from
noon to four with seconds included. 
will transform themselves into waiters for a day and deliver the food
to the tables for a restaurant style experience for the homeless men and
women.  Over sixty volunteers are needed to accomplish this atmosphere.
The Mission has received very little food (photo)
to support this incredible Thanksgiving campaign.  The most needed
items to make the meal possible are stuffing, canned vegetables, pie
mix, macaroni & cheese, and brown rice.  The Mission has received
only limited quantities and nowhere near enough to serve thanksgiving to
the hundreds of homeless individuals who are counting on the Mission.  
this time last year, we had received enough food to serve Thanksgiving
dinner and the surplus was used for months,” recalls Richard McMillen,
Executive Director/CEO of the Mission.  “Traditionally 80% of the year’s
non-perishable food donations are given during the Fall Food Drive,”
McMillen explains.
Food Drive donations make it possible to serve three warm meals every
day of the year.  On average the Mission is able to provide meals for
600 men each day.  The Mission’s services go beyond food as more than
200 men find shelter each night.
order to continue helping those who need it, Sunday Breakfast Rescue
Mission, an organization that has cared for the homeless for more than
136 years, is seeking donations from the smallest can to the largest
turkey to make this Thanksgiving Meal possible. 
To learn more about Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission please call (215) 922-6400 or visit their website,
Donations can be dropped off at the Mission at 302 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 ###
Rosalyn Forbes, Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission
Communication and Marketing Coordinator
302 N 13th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107