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Need exceeds holidays: Rescue mission seeks help for hungry all year

Many people give a hand to help feed the homeless and hungry over the holidays, but the need remains constant.

The Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission in Philadelphia prepares more than 150,000 meals a year for those in need.

If people truly want to help, there are times other than the holidays when there is greater urgency, Dick McMillen, mission executive director.

“I think we need to try to learn to have that caring we have at the holidays year-round. Because the people are certainly thinking about coming and volunteering to serve a meal other than at Thanksgiving or Christmas,” he said. “We’re here all of that time.”

McMillen says there are plenty of organizations that could use help.

Someone “may have a favorite one that they’ve had experience with in the past and they would love to hear from you,” he said.

The mission accepts both cash and food donations to help to feed those who cannot afford a meal.

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