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ORGANIZATION: Our Daily Bread - Soup Kitchen and Social Center

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 55 people are interested

Are you interested in helping fiil Our Daily Bread's pantry? Consider organizing a canned food drive benefiting Our Daily Bread!!!

  1. Determine a date range for your canned food drive and let us know when as well as check with us to see what we are most of need of at that time.
  2. Participants post flyers out in the community, on social media and via email. We have a flier that can be used or feel free to create your own.
  3. Participants collect items
  4. Participants arrange a drop off with Kathy Schickel our Director of Operations ( kathy@ourdailybread.us)
  5. Participants deliver the items. Our Daily Bread delivery hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 8:30am - 2pm and Monday and Friday 8:30-Noon. Please come to our donation door in the back alley. If you are coming south on Race, make a left on Elder, and then an immediate right behind our building. Follow the arrows to the green door and ring the bell. Someone will help you unload and you can be on your way. No parking necessary!
  6. Be sure to snap photos of your participants and email them to me so we can share on our social media sites!

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About Our Daily Bread - Soup Kitchen and Social Center


1730 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202, US

Mission Statement

OUR VISION Every person in the Greater Cincinnati community has sufficient access to food, essential social services and a safe place of belonging. OUR MISSION To provide stability and hope to guests in need by offering meals, hospitality and services in a safe, respectful environment, located in Over the Rhine.


Our Daily Bread is Cincinnati’s largest soup kitchen, open since 1985. We serve 300+ 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.

Our soup kitchen operates with the support of our community- 100% 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 and prepare and serve meals to our guests. Each soup kitchen shift requires 10-15 volunteers, giving people from all walks of life an opportunity to truly connect with their neighbors.

In 2021, we served 160,076 meals using 228,972 pounds of rescued or donated food and 11,640 volunteer hours.

Our goal is simply to be the best hosts we can be to the people who need us, striving to honor the dignity, humanity and light in each of our guests.


Homeless & Housing
Community, Homeless & Housing, Hunger


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Multiple locations Cincinnati, OH 45202



  • Group Facilitation
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Community Outreach
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Depends on your commitment and group size
  • Clean hands only please! Prepare the sandwiches with the attention to cleanliness with which you would want your own food prepared.

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