UPSTANDING HOMELESS CITIZEN – PROUD DOING THE RIGHT THING
Many don’t realize this, but being homeless is a full-time job of survival!! where does one eat, where does one sleep, where does one bathe, and where does one take care of their personal hygiene needs. They are always on the move. It is a very hard life.
We would like to share a story of respect, morals and pride of a homeless person
Today we had a gentleman come by the big white tent for lunch. Sadly, this person is living in a tent, struggling with the every day challenges of being homeless. But today this homeless gentleman shows us the kind act of humanity, a man who stepped up and did the right thing.
As he walked through the lunch line, he shared with our Executive Director Maribeth Ferreira that he found a wallet near his tent site and wanted to return it to its owner.
He asked if we could help. After looking at the ID, we knew the person who it belonged to and were able to return the wallet to it’s owner.
The individual was happy to retrieve his wallet with all its contents and cash.
A small act of kindness can go a long way!
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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.
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• Getting out of poverty
• Building Self Esteem
• Suicide prevention
• Nutrition on a budget
• Women’s self-defense classes
• Finance 101
• Getting Ahead
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• Individual goal planning
• Housing referral assistance
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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.
The backbone of our program is its volunteers as we envision
through education, resources and advocacy… leading our guest towards
Board of Directors
Executive Director, Our Daily Bread Food and Resource Center
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.
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.
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.