We seek to be the hands and feet of God, providing food to the hungry, clothing for the needy, a place of rest and comfort for the weary, and fellowship for all, within a Christian atmosphere.
Our vision is a community where everyone’s basic needs for food is met. To bring that vision into reality Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen will feed the poor, comfort the afflicted, and provide for or assist in coordinating services to the homeless and those in poverty, providing spiritual transformation to those in need within the Lima/Allen County area.
'Hunger does not have a season it ceases; Hunger does not take a vacation; it does not recognize holidays; it exists 52 weeks a year. We see people who have a physical hunger, but we also witness a social hunger; emotional hunger; and most certainly a spiritual hunger. We are here to help the people through the dry seasons.'
Since 1991, Churchpeople for Change and Reconciliation initiated having a daily meal provided to the people of Lima. Since that time it has been renamed Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen.
Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen was, in its original intended design outreach ministry, organized by area churches to address hunger within our community.
The kitchen has been open five days a week, including most holidays, because of the great need and because volunteers are willing to prepare and serve the meals.
Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen routinely feeds 100 to 250 persons daily, with demand for services escalating during the latter part of each month.
Today, Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen is managed by a Board of Directors made up of volunteers who share this same interest. Our board president is Mike Guerra.
Our paid staff consists of Executive Director, Stephen Jenkins, and Site Manager, Scott Catlett, who oversees the daily needs of the facility.