Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen

Feeding the souls of Lima, Ohio

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Feeding the souls of Lima

Board of Directors: We are overseen by a Board of Directors. The board currently has eleven members of the community from different denominations, backgrounds, and professions. Giving us a very diverse group of board members. You can meet some of them since many of our board members come in and serve as volunteers on a daily and weekly basis

 Paid Staff: Currently we have a Director that oversees the operation of the soup kitchen. Who feels their main duty is to minister to those that come to us here in the kitchen. They are responsible for the overall management and spiritual guidance of the kitchen. We also have a Site Manager who does building maintenance and makes pickups of donations. Lastly, our cook who is responsible for preparing up to 260 meals a day. Their unique skills and commitment to serve our Lord make them an unbeatable team to lead Our Daily Bread into the future.

 
Volunteers: Our volunteer base is what keeps us up and running. Our volunteers help serve our friends in the dining room, fill trays in the serving line, help with food prep and cooking our meals, accepting and unloading donations, after meal clean up, and stocking our pantry with the donations that come in daily.

Our volunteers come to us from local churches and from the surrounding counties, local schools, service organizations, businesses, and just people who want to get out and serve. All are welcome, but if you wish to come as a group, please contact us first so we can schedule you.
 
Funding: We accept tax deductible donations from individuals, churches, businesses and service and labor organizations. We apply for grants from private sources and foundations but do not accept government funding. We accept clothing, supplies, and food donations anytime during regular business hours. If you call ahead we will make arrangements to be here after hours if that meets your needs. We will also come to you to pick up any donations if you cannot bring them here to our kitchen. With the food donations received last year we were able to serve over 38,000 meals at a cost of less than $.59 a meal. Thank you Lima community, and thank God for His blessings.
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Matthew 25:40 "Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for Me."
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