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Fresno bagel joint Uncle Harry’s commits to helping homeless shelters during pandemic

While the coronavirus pandemic is putting a strain on all of society, a Fresno bagel shop is committing to help keep homeless shelters stocked up.

Beginning Thursday, Uncle Harry’s New York Bagelry will donate a dozen bagels to a Fresno-area homeless shelter every time a customer purchases a dozen bagels.

Customers who visit a location of Uncle Harry’s New York Bagelry and purchase a dozen bagels to a shelter every time someone purchases a dozen bagels.

“Uncle Harry’s wants to share how we are all in this together, during the COVID-19 pandemic, and help our vulnerable populations at our local shelters,” said Uncle Harry’s co-owner Rena Rutledge.

“We at Uncle Harry’s are grateful to be able to assist those who are in need, along with the incredible volunteers at the shelters, by providing food.”

Uncle Harry’s operates four locations in Fresno: one at the intersection Cedar and Shaw avenues, First and Herndon avenues, Marks and Shaw avenues, and another at The Shops at River Park.

Daniel Gligich is a reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun, focusing on Fresno State Athletics and the southern San Joaquin Valley. Email him at