Hearts for Our Daily Bread: Volunteer Spotlight

Carol Rogers, this month’s celebrated volunteer

Carol Rogers, this month’s celebrated volunteer

Kristi Bledsoe

When we moved out to Robson Ranch two years ago I was already volunteering at Our Daily Bread soup kitchen in Denton and knew of many Robson residents who also shared my passion. After living here for a while I became absolutely amazed at the number of volunteers and supporters Our Daily Bread has out here at the Ranch! It is my honor and pleasure to begin a new column highlighting the great volunteers at Robson as well as communicating to the residents of Robson the ongoing needs of the food insecure and homeless of Denton County. Look for your picture or a fellow neighbors who gives their time and talents to the less fortunate!

This month’s celebrated volunteer is Carol Rogers! Carol and her husband Wayne just moved out to Robson and are loving every minute of it! Carol has been a volunteer at Our Daily Bread for five and one-half years and volunteers as a program coordinator. She helps Our Daily Bread patrons get food stamps, medical references and care, bus passes, shower passes, mail and more! Carol is currently serving her fourth year on the Board of Directors for Our Daily Bread making developmental changes that meet the needs of today’s patrons. Thank you, Carol, for your commitment to helping your community.

When Carol isn’t at Our Daily Bread she can be found at Robson Ranch walking her beloved dog, Summer, kickboxing and overseeing the building of her new home.

Our Daily Bread started in the year 2000 as a mission for St. Andrew Presbyterian Church and served about 40 meals per day. Today Our Daily Bread has its own 501(c)(3) status and serves over 300 meals a day to the food insecure and homeless. ODB uses 37 volunteers a day to prep the food, wash dishes, pick up food donations and help our patrons get the vital services they need like showers, bus passes, laundry vouchers, food stamps and mail. ODB receives no government funding and relies on financial donations from community individuals and businesses to fund our efforts. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up for an orientation on the ODB website at www.ourdailybreaddenton.org.

Save the dates: Christmas Week for ODB clients will be December 13-15. We are currently accepting donations of NEW scarves, gloves, toboggan hats, long johns, and socks to give to our clients that week. Also we will be holding our annual Hearts for the Hungry Gala here at the Robson Ranch Clubhouse this year on Saturday, February 24, 2018. For tickets, table reservations and sponsorship information, go to www.ourdailybreaddenton.org. We look forward to seeing YOU there!