Our Daily Bread got its start in November 2002 with help from Nelson Committee on Homelessness (N.C.O.H.) and received grant funding through Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative (S.C.P.I.) as part of the Federal Government's National Homelessness Initiative. This grant concluded December 31, 2003. ODB continued to operate through an aggressive fundraising campaign with reduced services up to and until October 1, 2004. At that time ODB received additional grant funding from S.C.P.I. This grant concluded in June of 2006. Currently, there are no more funding opportunities available. ODB is operating through community donations, business partnerships, and the countless volunteers who make the daily operations a success.
Our Daily Bread's goal is to be completely sustainable. To achieve this goal, ODB has partnered with S.H.A.R.E. Nelson (Supporting Humanity And Responsible Ecology), a used household goods store. S.H.A.R.E. is currently sponsoring 25% of ODB’s daily operation costs. S.H.A.R.E. is dedicated to providing employment to "hard to employ" individuals, training to volunteers in the retail sector, and donating all profits to humanitarian causes and supporting Our Daily Bread. If you would like information about S.H.A.R.E. call 352-1222 or visit the web page using the links at the top of this page.