Our Daily Bread is a community soup kitchen that serves a free, nutritious lunch Monday through Saturday to the hungry and homeless in Denton County and surrounding areas. Our Daily Bread is a 501(c) 3. We serve from the kitchen and dining hall of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.
In June 2000, more than 20 Denton area churches founded Our Daily Bread as an ecumenical mission for the hungry in our community. In 2018, we will celebrate serving over 900,000 since our inception.
Our volunteers contribute over 30,000 hours of service annually. They are the backbone of our work. They assist with all phases of the operation, including:
pick-up of donated food
assistance with fund-raising and grant writing
social services referral programs
With only one full-time paid staff person, the Executive Director, and seven part-time staff, the contribution from volunteers is vitally important.
Free, nutritious meals for the hungry 6 times a week
Weekend snack pack program for the homeless, includes a summer menu developed by the TWU Nutrition department and MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) for a hot meal during winter months
Free “farmer’s market” ranging from fresh fruits and vegetables, boxed grocery products, canned food, pastries, and breads
Free bus passes for transportation to medical appointments, job interviews, and appointments with other social services
?Handicapped-serving of meals
Financial assistance to help clients receive Texas Department of Public Safety Identification Cards or other services
Free computer use for job searches and to keep in touch with family
Free long distance and local telephone service
Referrals to other social service agencies, for medical care, prescriptions, clothing, housing assistance, utility assistance
Mail-address service, including receiving, sorting, and distribution of mail
Application assistance for SNAP (food stamps), CHIPS, Medicaid for Children, MHMR
On-site representatives from various social services agencies, such as Catholic Charities VA Assistance, Tarrant Area Food Bank SNAP Outreach, Blood Pressure Nurse, Prevent Blindness Texas, Cigna Healthcare Outreach