Preparing Thanksgiving meals for Philadelphia homeless

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- For those without homes in Philadelphia, Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission is opening its arms this Thanksgiving.

The rescue mission has been around for 141 years helping the hungry, homeless and hurting in Philadelphia. The volunteers and staff uniquely serve three meals per day every day of the year. This includes Thanksgiving Day, a holiday prided on breaking bread with friends and family.

Residents at the shelter on the corner of 13th and Vine Streets have found new friends and family amongst each other. Many take the extra step of becoming volunteers, cleaning and maintaining the living spaces they share. One former resident, Israel Sotolongo, used his experience to step out of homelessness and into the role of an in-house chef!

Watch our video to hear what residents are thankful for and learn how much food is needed to make this rescue mission possible.

To learn more about how to get involved this Thanksgiving and beyond, visit their website.

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