Our Daily Bread
WISH LIST: $100: school supplies for 2 children; $200: 1 month of supplemental groceries for a medium-sized family; $5000: a holiday meal and gifts for 50 families
If Fairfax County has a need, Our Daily Bread evolves to fill it -- every day of the year. ODB first began as a homeless shelter, but when the county was able to build its own, ODB opened a soup kitchen. The kitchen evolved into a network of volunteers collecting and delivering groceries, and today ODB is the only nonprofit in Fairfax County broadly serving formerly self-sufficient families who have fallen on hard times. Coordinating 30 congregations and local businesses to collect and bag food, it delivers groceries to 30 families a week. In response to demand, ODB also began a financial assistance program: trained volunteers field calls from social workers and provide nearly $90,000 in aid to almost 200 families. ODB sponsors budgeting classes at public libraries and recently held its first Financial Education Providers Forum. The Back to School program equipped some 250 children with school supplies in September, and the Holiday Program saw that over 3000 families had gifts and meals . . . because no family should be forgotten.
4080 Chain Bridge Road (Massey Annex), 2nd floor
Fairfax, VA 22030