Our Daily Bread Receives ORU Grant to Expand Operations
Our Daily Bread of Bradenton feeds approximately 27,000 Manatee County residents per year. This local ministry provides dry goods, fresh produce and frozen meats and serves mid-day meals to needy families at no charge. But, to meet a growing demand for their services, ODB has found it necessary to purchase an adjacent property. They turned to Operation Round Up for help and received a $10,000 grant.
As the charitable wing of Peace River Electric Cooperative, Operation Round Up makes grants to individuals and organizations related to food, shelter, health and clothing needs.
“The building and property next to our present facility became available, so we seized the opportunity and purchased them,” shares Robert Eikill, ODB treasurer. “The building needs lots of work, including a new roof, paving, interior demolition and renovation. Not only has the property resolved our storage problems, but it has also helped alleviate our parking issues. This grant from Operation Round Up will help us better serve our community for years to come.”
To learn more about ODB, visit www.ourdailybreadofbradenton.org.
Operation Round Up is made possible through the donations of Peace River Electric’s consumers who allow their electric bills to be rounded up to the next dollar for charitable purposes. For more information about the Operation Round Up program or to download an application, go to www.preco.coop.