Our Daily Bread eventually outgrew the building on Franklin Street, and that building is now home to Catholic Charities’ My Sister’s Place Women’s Center, a day shelter for women and children. The mission of ODB to feed the hungry continues but the work has expanded considerably. Today, ODB and the Christopher Place Employment Academy are housed in the Our Daily Bread Employment Center at 725 Fallsway and where Catholic Charities offers employment services, the Work for Success program, and casework services.
The hot meal program at ODB has never missed a day serving meals to our brothers and sisters in need, in spite of blizzards, hurricanes or any other event. It has grown so much that it requires 40 volunteers and at least 130 casseroles a day to meet demands. CPEA is now an intensive 18-month residential program. Catholic Charities has begun operating a day shelter for men and women at the Weinberg Housing and Resource Center across the street from ODBEC. While the demand for services to access affordable housing, jobs and food has unfortunately increased over the past 35 years, Catholic Charities has and will continue to provide services to alleviate poverty, hunger and homelessness and help Marylanders in need.