Suburban Men Make Breakfasts More Enjoyable at City Shelters

Chef Ricky Hill (Center) and his team at the Outley House Men’s Shelter Team bag up bagels which had been collected Friday morning from bakeries along the suburban mainline by members of the Men’s Fellowship at Wayne Presbyterian.
Chef Ricky Hill (Center) and his team at the Outley House Men’s Shelter Team bag up bagels which had been collected Friday morning from bakeries along the suburban mainline by members of the Men’s Fellowship at Wayne Presbyterian.

Each week for the past 8 years, members of the Men’s Thursday Morning Fellowship at Wayne Presbyterian have collected day-old baked goods from bakeries along the suburban mainline.  These are loaded into a car and delivered to the kitchen at Outley House men’s shelter in Southwest to augment the routine breakfast fare at Outley and at the 7 other homeless shelters operated around Philadelphia by SELF Inc. 

The provision of food to needy folk in Southwest has been a tradition at Wayne Presbyterian having collected 150 or more large bags of groceries from church members to supply the food pantry at New Spirit Community Church at 58th and Chester Avenue for more than 20 years.  The Men’s Fellowship dutifully transported and off-loaded these contributions from Wayne to New Spirit.

The bakeries participating in the program include the Einstein’s Bagels in Paoli, Bagel Factory in Bryn Mawr, Elegance Café in Wayne and Paoli, Spring Mill Bakery. 

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