Outreach Updates and Philly Happenings

Outreach Updates and Philly Happenings

Hello Old Firsters!

A few updates:

  • I know I sound like a broken record but we served 33 guests this past Saturday! Awesome job to everyone who continually makes this possible.
  • I am looking to fill Saturday Breakfast fresh food donations for the 4th Saturday of November (the Saturday after Thanksgiving). Here is the Sign Up Genius link if you’re interested: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4ca4ab2eaafa7-saturday
  • Also, shelter season is approaching, and you can now sign up for shelter dinners here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4ca4ab2eaafa7-shelter2. We are estimating we will need 3-4 meals per week but for now every day in November is available for sign up. If I notice that there are more than 3-4 meals scheduled in any given week, I will contact food donors individually and look to schedule them for another week.

What’s happening around Philadelphia:

The City of Philadelphia’s Faith-Based and Interfaith Affairs is hosting a weekly “Prayer Pause for Philadelphia.” Their announcement is here:

“For those who find grounding and hope in faith and spirituality, this unprecedented moment is an invitation to find connection, strength, and courage through prayer and meditation. You can join via Facebook Live each week on Fridays at 3pm for Prayer Pauses for Philadelphia. Like the Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement on Facebook to receive a notification about the live stream!


-Jess, Outreach Coordinator