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Helping the HUNGRY, Homeless and Hurting

With the increased concern over COVID-19, it’s been an uneasy time for our community.  Out of an abundance of caution we are canceling all volunteer shifts until further notice.

Please contact with any questions or concerns.


Serving Philadelphia’s homeless community is a joint effort. Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission would not exist without dedicated supporters and volunteers who seek to see the lives of the hungry and hurting transformed. We invite churches, high school, and college groups, outreach teams, businesses, and missionary groups to join the fight against homelessness by spending the day serving your neighbors in need at the Mission.

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Donate Time and Invest in our Homeless Guests

As you consider volunteering as a group, we encourage you to consider sponsoring a meal service for our guests.  It only costs $550.00 to serve the average of 245 guests we see at our breakfast and dinner meal times.   Or a gift of $280.00 provides lunch for 125 guests. As a group of 10 that means each team member each team members needs to raise $55 or $28 respectively. By including financial support when you serve you are ensuring that every homeless guest receives the support and care they need each an every day.

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There are three main ways your group can serve your homeless brothers and sisters at Sunday Breakfast:

Service Project

Volunteer groups can participate in a three to four hour service project at the Mission. A service day begins with a tour of the Sunday Breakfast facilities, serving a meal, and pitching in with a facility-based project that can include cleaning program rooms, sorting and organization donations, painting, or assisting with holiday preparations.

To schedule your group volunteer experience, please email the Volunteer and Community Relations Manager at

Serve a Meal

Volunteer groups of no larger than fifteen people can help serve lunch or dinner at the Mission Monday through Saturday. Groups should arrive fifteen minutes prior to the meal service to assist with meal preparations and remain fifteen minutes after service concludes to assist with cleanup.

  • Lunch service is from 12:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Dinner service is from 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Sorting Donations at the Mission

Sunday Breakfast frequently receives food and clothing donations, but it can be a difficult task to get all the donations sorted and organized in a reasonable time. Volunteer groups of no more than fifteen individuals can assist with sorting, organizing, and counting food and clothing donations during a two hour shift. The height of our donation season is November to January.


Unconditional Giving

Next Level Transitional Housing

In addition to meeting basic life needs for men, the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission enables those men who are committed to a positive life change to address their problems through a 12-month transitional housing program

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities for groups with Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission take place at our Center City and Germantown locations.

Get Help Now

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission would like to come alongside you in this difficult stage of life. Be sure to visit the Mission at 13th and Vine or call our Homeless Services Team at (215) 922-6400 ext. 1050.

Financial Transparency

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission is committed to transparency in our daily operations, as we seek to be wise stewards on behalf of our donors.

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