Our Daily Bread Employment Center
725 The 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 11:30 am), without a single interruption, since 1981.

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We need volunteers!

The Our Daily Bread hot lunch program, where we serve lunch 365 days a year to 500 - 1,000+ people, is well know throughout Baltimore. Perhaps not as well know, each day we also serve breakfast to seniors and people with disabilities, and dinner to the men enrolled at the Christopher Place Employment Academy. Currently, we are in great need of breakfast volunteers Mon. - Fri.  from 7:00am to 8:30am and Christopher Place dinner service volunteers every day from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. Individuals are welcome and this is also a great volunteer opportunity for a group. 

Contact our Volunteer line at 443.986.9031 or 

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Our Stories

E-Structors offers skills in green jobs for clients of ODBEC In a downsized marketplace, E-Structors recycling center has emerged as a viable employment resource for Our Daily Bread Employment Center. Since November 2010, the company that recycles electronics and destroys paper documents has hired 38 people who were referred by the ODBEC's Employment Services.

A Very Brave Step Forward Through the help and support of Our Daily Bread Employment Center Yvette took some of her first steps toward rebuilding her life.


Featured Volunteer  Opportunities

Title: Dinner Service Group - Christopher Place Employment Academy
Type of volunteer needed: Groups/Corporate Groups

Volunteer  Opportunities

Title: Casserole Group Coordinator
Type of volunteer needed: Individuals

Title: Casserole Preparation Group
Type of volunteer needed: Families, Groups/Corporate Groups

Title: Host-Discussion/Club/Workshop
Type of volunteer needed: Groups/Corporate Groups, Individuals

Title: Meal Service/Preparation - My Sister's Place Women's Center
Type of volunteer needed: Groups/Corporate Groups, Holidays, Individuals, Students

Title: Samaritan Center & MSPWC Volunteer
Type of volunteer needed: Individuals, Students

Title: Volunteer Front Desk Assistant
Type of volunteer needed: Individuals, Students