At Our Daily Bread of Bradenton, volunteers are helping the needy and hungry in our community. They help by preparing the food and serving meals 364 days a year. They also have Loaves and Fishes, a self serve grocery store, which has been a huge success.
Organized in 1984, Our Daily Bread is a response to our community’s need to feed the hungry regardless of race, color, or belief. Since then, with extremely limited resources and space, Our Daily Bread has served over 2,000,000 meals to needy men, women, and children in Bradenton, seven days a week including holidays. Recently we have moved our facilities to 701 17th Avenue West in Bradenton.
Our Daily Bread serves an average of 250 men, women, and children daily, 364 days a year.
We also have a grocery store “Loaves and Fishes” where families can shop free once a month for food items and fresh produce. The Store has items not available from other food sources, such as peanut butter & jelly and produce. We served over 20,000 people through this program last year. No one is turned away, but in many instances, relief is only partial. Many need more than food.
Children and their families are eating a much healthier diet at home thanks to the meats, vegetables and fruits that are being donated through the Food Bank of Manatee and Feeding Tampa Bay.