“When you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame and the blind; and you will be blessed.” -- Luke 14:13-14
The Daily Bread program was established at the Christian Service Center in 1975 with a goal that no person in Central Florida would struggle with hunger. Daily Bread has offered a free nourishing noontime meal to anyone in the community who is hungry. Following our scriptural calling, it is significant to the Christian Service Center that Daily Bread be available at no cost and with no participation criteria. If someone comes hungry, they shall be served a meal.
A Story Built on Faithfulness
When Daily Bread began in 1975, the program distributed vouchers for clients to eat at local restaurants. Through the incredible support of several Central Florida churches, restaurants, grocers, hotels and bakeries a Daily Bread dining hall was built in 1987. Here, thousands of meals were consistently prepared off-site and delivered to the facility by a restaurateur named Champ Williams, and later through the commitment of Host Marriott. Then, in 1997 a vision to prepare food within Daily Bread’s facility came to life and the building was remodeled to include a commercial kitchen where meals could be prepared and served on-site.
Today, Daily Bread continues to serve six days a week from two Central Florida locations: Downtown Orlando and West Orange County, serving an average of 550 meals per day! The hungry men, women and children at Daily Bread have increased considerably over the past couple years. In 2008, Daily Bread served its three millionth meal to the Central Florida community.
When You Are Hungry…
You are welcome to come enjoy a meal from Daily Bread anytime you are hungry. Everyone is invited to eat for free, no questions asked. Daily Bread provides a nourishing noontime meal for families and individuals six days every week at no cost to the consumer. Locations and dining times are as follows:
Downtown Orlando behind our administrative building located on Central Blvd.
24 Glenn Lane
Orlando, FL 32804
Monday through Friday: 12-1 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
300 West Franklin Street
Ocoee, FL 34761
Monday through Saturday: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.