Look at what we did together in 2021
have been very busy helping our community
> 23,590 Meals Served
> 540 Ten-dollar gift cards handed out
> 13,050 COVID protection masks handed out
> 290 GATRA bus passes provided
> 457 Individuals assisted in the Resource Center
> 15 People placed in shelters
> 20 People we found jobs for
> 453 Showers provided
> 39 Loads of laundry (our new service)
> 7,790 Volunteer hours to make all this happen — THANK YOU
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.
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
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• Community partnership referrals
• Basic needs assessment
• Individual goal planning
• Housing referral assistance
• Healthcare referrals
Look at what we did together in 2019
> 51,961 Meals Served
> 233 Individuals assisted in the Resource Center
> 47 People placed in shelters
> 28 Individuals gainfully employed through our Career Coaching of which 26 are still employed. That’s a 93% retention rate.
> 86 Attended our mentoring for basic life skill classes
> Suicide Prevention, Finance 101, Getting Ahead, Pathways out of poverty, Self Esteem and Women’s Self Defense
> 14,800 Volunteer hours to make all this happen
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
LEADING OUR GUESTS TOWARDS SELF-SUFFICIENCY
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
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!!
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.
Our Daily Bread Food and Resource Center, 111 High St Taunton, MA 02780 | p: (508) 824 – 1788 |e: [email protected]