Our Daily Bread Food Bank is a highly successful food bank that distributes food throughout communities in Tangipahoa Parish. Since its founding in 1999, Our Daily Bread is a ministry that has worked with local churches, private businesses, community members and United Way to serve those in need within our parish.
Currently, Our Daily Bread supports 26 local pantries - which are located throughout the parish. These pantries are smaller entities that distribute food to those in need within their specific community. Approximately 30,000 food boxes are given away in a typical year - which is valued at an estimated $1.99 million.
Through two sites located in the northern portion of the parish, we also distribute hot meals to residents two times per week. In a typical year, we distribute about 16,000 hot meals to those in need.
Our Daily Bread also works to partner with community-wide service projects to better serve the community. Through events like Thanksgiving Servolution, Our Daily Bread has been an integral part in events that gather hundreds of volunteers to serve thousands of individuals from our community.