We invite you to eat in our dining room or get a hot meal at our to-go window. We are located at 1730 Race Street, across from Findlay Market, in Cincinnati, Ohio’s Over the Rhine neighborhood.
Come to the glass doors at the corner of Race Street and Elder Street to join us in our dining room 8:30AM-11:30AM, Monday-Friday. You are welcome to go through the lunch line and have a seat to eat.
Come to our to-go window 8:30AM-11:45AM, Monday-Friday on the Race Street side of our building for carry-out coffee or tea, hot to-go meals, as well as snack bags for later that include sandwiches, pastries, fruit, and more.
We are open for you to come in, relax, and take part in our social center activities like bingo, movie day, karaoke, art day, and more. We open our doors 8:00AM-2:00PM Monday-Thursday, 8:00AM-Noon on Fridays. We have bathrooms, wifi, space to relax on couches and yoga mats, a guest phone to make calls, and limited power outlets to charge devices.
Our Daily Bread is Cincinnati’s largest soup kitchen, open since 1985. We serve 500+ hot, nutritious, free meals five days a week to neighbors who do not have a safe way to store or cook food for themselves, primarily people experiencing homelessness. Our guests are encouraged to go through the lunch line as many times as they need to get their fill.
We also distribute shelf-stable bagged meals for guests to have something to eat during evenings and weekends. Unlike many other food resources for those in need, guests at Our Daily Bread do not need to show ID or proof of income level or residence to get a hot meal, avoiding common barriers to service.
Our soup kitchen operates with the support of our community- every bite of the food we serve is donated or rescued, sparing thousands of pounds of usable food from landfills each year. We partner with many friends around Cincinnati to bring food through our doors, like bakeries, restaurants, and grocery stores that donate food they are unable to use; individuals who transport rescued food around the tristate; or youth who run canned food drives at their schools.
We host hundreds of volunteers each year who transport rescued food, prepare and serve meals to our guests, bus tables, and more. Each soup kitchen shift requires 10-15 volunteers, giving people from all walks of life an opportunity to truly connect with their neighbors.
In 2022, we served 145,006 meals using 187,878 pounds of rescued or donated food and 14,310 volunteer hours.