Our homeless Ministry has been serving meals to the homeless and less fortunate for almost nine years. A hot meal is always served with many sides. Hot and cold drinks along with deserts are provided as well.
Currently, we serve on Tuesdays and Wednesdays behind the County Courthouse in Harrisburg at 6:30pm. Upon leaving our Courthouse food service, the Ministry also provides meals underneath the Mulberry Street bridge in Harrisburg. We usually arrive around 7:30 or 8:00pm depending on the number of clients we serve at the Courthouse.
During the winter months the number served will diminish as many go into shelter, with an average of about 40 to 50 men, women and children. That number grows exponentially during the summer months when shelters are closed with the average number served jumping up to between 120 to 170 each night.
Volunteers are always needed but must prearrange hours thru April so that a spot can be saved. Group participation is also welcome and that most certainly must be prearranged.
Our goal in serving meals to the less fortunate is not just to provide a meal, but to be Gods hands and feet, help facilitate a relationship with our lord and savior, develop relationships-know those we are serving. By doing this we can know their needs and make sure that not just their physical needs are met, but their spiritual needs as well.
We believe in making sure that those desiring to give back have that opportunity. As such, Isaiah 61 Ministries partners with the Men’s Work Release Center to offer community service hours to those that need it.