Our Daily Bread serves 400+ meals a day, five days a week, using 100% rescued or donated food. Soup kitchens like us play a unique role in food service and rescue.
FEED PEOPLE, NOT THE LANDFILL
WHY IT WORKS FOR US
Food pantries are a tremendous help to people with kitchens, but the majority of our guests are experiencing homelessness and/or have no way to safely cook or store food.
By preparing food for large-scale service and utilizing volunteer support, we are able to rescue, prepare and serve food products that would be unsuitable for pantry distribution.
- food close to its expiration date that will not be sold fast enough at the grocery store, like yogurt or produce
- bulk food like 40 pound bags of rice or huge cans of corn
- prepared food like leftovers from catered events or prepared meals from grocery stores
- baked goods that were not sold on the first day at a bakery, like danishes or donuts
- usable scraps like the slice of pineapple that is left over after Edible Arrangements cuts out a shape, or the end cuts of steaks from a restaurant
GRAIN OF HOPE
The comic book below was written and illustrated by Our Daily Bread’s Director of Communications, Kat Heilman, to demonstrate just how important it is to make sure good food stays out of the landfill. There is also a video below of a storytime reading with Sparkle Leigh!
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Sit back and watch a joyful reading of Grain of Hope with Sparkle Leigh. Thank you to Deeper Roots Coffee for hosting story time, Caracole for helping put this event together and showing their support, Kyle Chaney for some incredible videography, and of course Sparkle Leigh, who warmed our hearts with her reading of Grain of Hope.