Support Our Daily Bread in Feeding the Community’s Most Vulnerable

Our Daily Bread

If you wish to learn more about this wonderful charitable organization which has been serving meals for over 37 years to the homeless and those struggling with food insecurity in and around Sunnyvale, please follow the link to the Our Daily Bread website, or visit ODB’s Facebook page for the latest news. 

Donations Are Needed Now More Than Ever

Donations can be made directly through ODB’s website. Click on the “DONATE NOW” button at the bottom of any page or visit the Donate Page to learn about different options for donating. 

Your donation NOW more than ever is going to help feed members of our community that are experiencing the most distress and vulnerability in the face of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

With Heartfelt Appreciation

Thank you for your support of this wonderful organization — its original mission began with a handful of people right here at St. Thomas. Together we can do great things!

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ODB Summer Challenge – Hunger & Poverty in the Midst of Plenty

Dear Friends,

Silicon Valley is known around the world as a place of innovation, opportunity, and wealth but did you know that one in five of its residents is living in some level of poverty?

We want to introduce you to one such resident who is struggling to survive. We will call him Jimmy. Jimmy is a 64 year old retiree who has been coming to Our Daily Bread for over 3 years. He has Muscular Dystrophy and is confined to a wheel chair. He often lives in his car. Jimmy says [su_quote]ODB keeps me healthy. It gives me faith and hope. I feel blessed when I am here.[/su_quote]

by Jimmy, ODB Diner

Some of our diner’s stories are heartbreaking. Their journey out of poverty is uncertain and may never end but even one hot meal and a place where they feel welcome can make a difference.

Our Daily Bread is reaching out to you to request your help in making a difference in the lives of our neighbors living in poverty. ODB is the only constant source of a hot meal for many of the homeless and hungry who we serve. ODB served over 57,800 meals in 2016. With rents soaring across Santa Clara County and the ongoing shortage of affordable housing, we predict that the demand for meals will continue.

One of our benefactors has agreed to match all contributions received in August and September up to $15,000. Please help us meet this challenge.

☆ A donation of $117 will provide meals for a homeless person for 3 months.
☆ A donation of $351 will provide meals for a struggling mother and child for six months!
☆ A donation of $3 will provide a meal. ALL donations are greatly appreciated!

If you have any questions or wish to visit our program, please do not hesitate to Contact David Barnes, ODB Program Director online or by phone at 408-736-4108. Upon request, we would be happy to provide further information about our finances.

If you wish to donate online, please visit our website at and click on the “DONATE” button at the bottom of any page. Or simply click on this link or copy it to your web browser:

Donna Beres
ODB Management Board Member

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Our Daily Bread – 34th Anniversary & Volunteer Appreciation Event – June 24th

Calling all ODB volunteers and their guests! Join us for our annual tradition of celebrating the anniversary Our Daily Bread’s founding, and help us honor those who work so tirelessly to keep this important ministry going.


Our Daily Bread 34th Anniversary & Volunteer Appreciation Event


Saturday, June 24, 2017, starting at 2 PM, meeting in the group picnic area at Washington Park, across the street from St. Thomas Episcopal Church.


We’ll enjoy a “SUMMER PICNIC IN THE PARK” with delicious BBQ fare, salads and all the fixings.


Contact David Barnes by email at or by phone at (408) 736-4108 to let us know you’re coming and how many guests will be in your party.


No tickets are being sold for this event. We would very much appreciate receiving a $10 free-will donation for non-volunteers joining the party.


Please contact ODB Program Director David Barnes.

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Cupertino Rotary 23rd Annual Golf Classic to Benefit ODB

Our Daily Bread is honored to be named the 2016 Beneficiary of the Cupertino Rotary Club’s 23rd Annual Golf Classic. The large grant awarded to ODB by the Club will be used to replace the aging walk-in refrigeration unit which is a critical component of ODB’s ongoing operations.


The Cupertino Rotary 23rd Annual Golf Classic.


Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Deep Cliff Golf Course in Cupertino.


Help is needed on the day of the tournament in shifts from 10:00am to 1:00pm, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, or 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Please consider helping out! Volunteers should email Chuck Thompson for details.


Player information and registration is available at
Singles and foursomes are welcome. The $175 per player tournament fee includes:

  • Tee prizes
  • Mulligan package
  • Breakfast featuring Hobee’s famous coffee cake
  • On course lunch by Erik’s DeliCafe
  • On course snacks and beverages
  • Mexican cuisine dinner
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    ODB Volunteer Opportunities


    ODB is in need of help with washing and closing up at the end of meal service shifts. The work is not difficult, there’s no heavy lifting and we’ll train you! If you are able to give an hour or two at midday on Monday, Wednesday, and/or Friday, please stop by or contact David Barnes.


    ODB is pleased to announce that their recent driver shortage has been alleviated by the return of certain volunteers who are appreciated now more than ever! There remains a need, however, for backup drivers, who may be called to fill in for regular drivers when the need arises: vacations, illness, kids, company, the dog ate my car, whatever! If you can help, please let David Barnes add you to his roster of substitutes. You may always say “No” when called — but you just might be able to save the day!

    Please contact David Barnes for more information. Considerations for volunteer drivers include:
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    • Access to a roomy car, station wagon or van
    • Ability to lift/move tubs of food into your vehicle at the pick-up location
    • A cell phone for on-the-go communications
    • A 2-3 hour time slot for each pick-up and delivery run

    Note: Please be advised that unloading donations is not part of the volunteer driver’s role. Volunteer receivers are available to unload vehicles as they arrive at ODB.


    If you are unable to spare some time in the driver’s seat or the kitchen, then please consider a donation – cash or in-kind are always welcome! The following “Pantry Wish List” items can always be used:

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    • Corn (#10 cans)
    • Green Beans (#10 cans)
    • Marinara Sauce (#10 cans)
    • Salad Dressing
    • Dry Drink Mix: Tang, Lemon or Punch
    • Cream of Mushroom Soup
    • Cream of Chicken Soup
    • Powdered Milk



    Learn more on the ODB Website Volunteer page.

    If you have questions, Contact ODB Program Director, David Barnes.

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