What we do: Partner with Downtown Ministries to see our neighbors in need served the love of God through the vehicle of food. We provide a nutritious meal for 150 guests with gracious hospitality.

When: 4th Tuesday of each month beginning at 9:00 AM.

Where: Meals are prepared at the Catholic Center Kitchen.  We then deliver and serve the food cafeteria-style to guests at First Baptist Church, 355 Pulaski St, Athens

Meal Prep Team Duties:

  • Meet at 9:00 AM in the Catholic Center Kitchen to prepare meal for 150
  • Clean all dishes, pots, pans, utensils used
  • Sweep kitchen floor
  • Wipe down all counters
  • Take out trash and recycle
  • Help load cars for delivery of food to First Baptist Church
  • Launder linens (1 volunteer)

Meal Service Team Duties:

  • Help unload cars with food and water at First Baptist Church
  • Serve guests cafeteria style from serving line. Lunch Service begins at 12:00 PM
  • After meal service ends-help ODB Director with kitchen and dining room clean up
  • Take back any supplies to Catholic Center (1-2 volunteers)  

To help, contact Sue Flemming at flemmism@ptd.net or Jackie Rains at iamjakr@gmail.com


In 1989, Oconee Street joined with Action Ministries, Inc.- Athens to open the city’s first noon kitchen, Our Daily Bread. The Rev. Ted Staton served as both pastor of Oconee Street UMC and director of Our Daily Bread.

When it first opened, Our Daily Bread served lunch to a dozen people. Today it serves lunch to more than 125 people a day Monday-Friday, as well as breakfast on weekdays and a sack meal on Saturdays and Sundays. Our Daily Bread also distributes food, health, and hygiene items to guests, and provides space for guests to receive legal assistance, nursing care, and VA assistance, as well as offering free GED classes and computer skills training.