Here are some interesting statistics for the past year:

— DB served 5800 meals, averaging 116 per week.

— DB had 4650 guests, averaging 93 each week.

— DB had an average of  23 volunteers each week, totaling 2500 hours of volunteering. Thanks to all of the volunteers who give their time and talents to Daily Bread!


Daily Bread’s 6th Anniversary was September 9, and was celebrated on the 16th with many special festivities!

— Chef Holly and volunteers served a delicious meal of roasted pork loin and many delicious side dishes to 155 guests.

— We served anniversary cake and ice cream after the meal, all funded by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

— Gallon bags with personal care products were given to each guest with the remaining bags going to Salem Lutheran Church. Olivet members donated travel size toiletries and toothpaste, and area dentist, Dr. Ted Beitelschees, provided tooth brushes engraved “Daily Bread 6th Anniversary.”

— Sylvania Town Crier, Mike Lieber, presented a proclamation in honor of the anniversary.


Thanksgiving dinner will be served on November 18. Please mark your calendars now. We will need donations of food and small loaves of pumpkin bread (size that will fit in quart bags) to give to our guests as a Thanksgiving gift. If you want to make some loaves now and freeze them, that would be great. We will need extra volunteers, too. Keep your eye on the Olive Branch and opportunity forms.