Philadelphia organization plans July 4th BBQ to feed city’s homeless

"It’s one of those things where we never exactly know how many people we’re going to serve."

Hadas Kuznits
July 01, 2018 - 11:26 pm

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia organization that helps the local homeless population is hoping to make the fourth of July as festive as possible.

Rosalyn Forbes with Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission says on Independence Day they'll be hosting a free barbecue at noon in their parking lot at 13th and Vine Streets.

"Last year we served 340 people, so we expect to either meet that number or exceed it," she said. "It's one of those things where we never exactly know how many people we're going to serve, so we always prepare for about 20 percent more than we expect."

Forbes says the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission provides three meals every single day, but holidays are a little more festive.

"You don't want to have it feel like business as usual when you might be calling your family on the phone and you're hearing that they're having a BBQ," she said.

Forbes says it's important to make the holidays with special meals.

"We want them to be moving through the year just like everyone else," she adds.

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