111 High St Taunton, MA 02780
(508) 824-1788
director@tauntonsoupkitchen.org

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Food and Resource Center

"We are more than just a soup kitchen."

DINING SERVICES
ALL ARE WELCOME!!!

Monday – Friday 8 am – 1 pm

•   8 am Coffee, donuts,                cereal, pastries and fruit 
•   10 am Hot breakfast served
•   11:15 am Soup or salad
•   11:30 am Hot lunch served
•   Take away sandwiches               handed out after a hot             lunch.

COMPUTER TRAINING
AND CAREER GUIDANCE

Monday – Friday 9 am – 1 pm

•   Access to computers
•   Microsoft Office
•   Navigating the web
•   Career coaching
•   Job search
•   Resume building
•   Interview skills
•   Job application assistance

SELF-IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS

Recurring basis – Contact us

•   Getting out of poverty
•   Building Self Esteem
•   Suicide prevention
•   Nutrition on a budget
•   Women’s self-defense               classes
•   Finance 101
•   Getting Ahead

SOCIAL SERVICES
 AND REFERRALS

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•   Community partnership           referrals
•   Basic needs assessment
•   Individual goal planning
•   Housing referral assistance
•   Benefits
•   Healthcare referrals

HAPPY CLIENTS

November Successes

 David is an elder who came to us because he was being evicted, as a result of being terminated from SSI benefits.  We looked into his situation and discovered his termination was due to not notifying Social Security Administration (SSA) of his address change.    Mail sent to David from SSA was returned as “return to sender” consequently David’s verification information placed him on a hold status.  Our team was able place David in a shelter short term, resolve and reinstate his SSI, and find a new room for David.  He is now in his new place with all his SSI benefits reinstated

JOBS

Employment for 7 Clients.

Thank you to Walmart, Marion Manor, Rienhart, Quick Sling and Subway

SHELTER

Placed 5 individuals into Homeless Shelters located in Taunton, Providence and Boston.   
Special Thank You to Samaritan House and your team

SECTION 8 ASSISTANCE

Found available Sec 8 Apt’s in Taunton for 2 individuals, now loving their new place

ROOMS FOR RENT

Located a room for rent for a client.  Edward has moved in, his daughter thanked us

Our Mission

Our Daily Bread is a nonprofit food, nutrition and resource center.

Our purpose is to provide a free nutritious meal in a warm and welcoming atmosphere to those in need.

Our Resource Center provides mentoring for basic life skills, empathizing, encouraging and empowering a population that includes the homeless and disenfranchised.

The backbone of our program is its volunteers as we envision through education, resources and advocacy… leading our guest towards self-sufficiency.

2018-2019

Board of Directors

Maribeth Ferreira

Executive Director, Our Daily Bread Food and Resource Center 

Kathy Arruda

Contractor for Deputy Synthes J J, Kelly Services,

John Beach

Interim Rector, St. Thomas Episcopal Church

Ann Trucchi Condon

CFO, Trucchi’s Supermarkets

Maureen Eldredge

RN, LSW Church Liaison

Suzie Figuerido

Director of Human Resources, Morton Hospital

Mary Beth Forshaw

LSW, Human Services, Taunton, MA

Elizabeth Lapointe

Volunteer Grant  Writer, ODB

Alexandra McNamee

Volunteer Administrative Work, ODB

Sandy Mongioui

Ultrasound Technician, Morton Hospital

Thomas J Percy, Esq

Founding Member, Percy Law Group, PC

Keith Rivard

Controller, Taunton Federal Credit Union

Aleece Silva

Regional Branch Manager, First Citizens’

On any given night, there are over 600,000 homeless individuals in the US.

LEADING OUR GUESTS TOWARDS SELF-SUFFICIENCY

Located in the parish hall of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Our Daily Bread Taunton began as an ecumenical soup kitchen in 1985 for the purpose of providing nutritious meals in a warm and inviting atmosphere for those in need of our services.
Today, Our Daily Bread Food and Resource Center has evolved to include services such as dining, computer training, career guidance, self improvement and social services. NO QUESTIONS ASKED. ALL ARE WELCOME!!

The backbone of our program is its volunteers.

Our Daily Bread Year-to-date Stats 2019:

47,211 meals served to date. On average our Soup Kitchen prepares 220 meals per day.

We have had 1,397 Resource Center client engagements and 13,050 volunteer hours. 

Client Testimonials

Here’s what our clients say:

I was homeless for three years because of heroin, alcohol and depression. I ended up living in a tent in the woods six miles away from ODB. I came to ODB for a meal and I got much more. The friendly volunteers served me salad, hot chicken pot pie and chocolate cake for dessert. They treated me like a human being and listened to my concerns. The director allowed me to use the address at ODB to receive a free phone. This kindness started me on a new path. 

Jay

I have four children. When one was very ill with a serious heart condition, I needed to leave my job to take care of him. Our Daily Bread is so much more than a food source for me. I am so grateful to have this place where I can get a warm healthy meal, but most importantly, see friendly faces. The volunteers actually care for us in so many ways. My experience has encouraged me to help others in any way I can. 

Donna

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2018-2019

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Our Daily Bread Food and Resource Center, 111 High St Taunton, MA 02780 | p: (508) 824 – 1788 |e: director@tauntonsoupkitchen.org