Our Daily Bread Employment Center
725 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA

Our Daily Bread Employment Center

The Our Daily Bread Employment Center helps people in need with a daily hot meal, case management, job training and employment counseling.

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Baltimore's poverty rate has increased 20%, reaching a staggering 25.6% (U.S. Census Bureau). With one in four Baltimoreans living in poverty, the demand for services at Our Daily Bread Employment Center (ODBEC) has risen sharply. ODBEC is a safety net that helps to keep the thousands of people served each year from hunger, homelessness, and unemployment. It is the place people turn to for help and hope. 

The Our Daily Bread Employment Center is a lifeline for those in need. We

  • serve meals to Maryland’s hungry
  • assist homeless men to make the transition to employment, stable housing, and self-sufficiency through the Christopher Place Employment Academy
  • train people for job readiness
  • offer job placement assistance

We serve men and women in need in Baltimore City, Maryland. To learn the specific details about who is eligible for service at any particular program, please click on that program page link at the left or come join us at the Center for the daily meal, served every day (beginning at 10:30 am), without a single interruption, since 1981.

Address: 725 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD, 21202
Phone: (443) 986-9000

On October 26, 2016, Catholic Charities hosted a forum on poverty and the need for a response grounded in social justice. The forum was part of the commemoration of the 35th anniversary of Our Daily Bread Employment Center. The Keynote Speakers were Dr. Kathryn Edin, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University, and Sr. Patricia Chappell, SNDdeN, a member of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and the executive director of Pax Christi USA.

Our Stories

"Go Make a Difference!" "Much has been given, much needs to be returned," Mike Buckley explained when asked why he and his wife Jeannette Suflita spend every Wednesday doing volunteer work at Our Daily Bread Employment Center. "Service is enriching. We're enriched too."


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