The Daily Bread program is available to anyone in the community who is in need and is one of the few agencies in London that offers emergency financial assistance in crisis situations pertaining to shelter and/or utility disconnects, as funds permit. We are experiencing increased requests for assistance with medical prescriptions and necessities from people on low or no income. Through our ministry we have developed a greater awareness of how we can help recent refugees to Canada find their way through the maze of bureaucracy to address their special needs in settling into a new and different culture.
Daily Bread also provides vouchers for clothing and household needs from the Mission Store operated by Mission Services of London and vouchers for gently used mattresses from the Sleep Country Distribution Centre. Although we can no longer accept furniture donations, we do pass the information along so those in need can benefit from these offers.
Advocacy for the disadvantaged of London is an important focus of the program as Daily Bread works in partnership with many local agencies, being actively involved in the Housing Support Services/THAW - Rent Bank programs, Health Access Group, Advocates Group and Networking for an Inclusive Community, with the aim of easing the burden on our brothers and sisters living with the indignities of poverty and marginalization in a society that is experiencing ever greater gaps between the haves and the have-nots.
We at Daily Bread welcome invitations to speak about our programs and offer information on how interested folks can become involved through volunteering or fundraising. For further information, please feel free to contact our office, we would be happy to hear from you.