The Daily Bread of Lenawee, Inc., was founded in 2001 by Charlene Wielfaert. She had a dream to provide meals for those in need and searched for an appropriate location.  Grants and donations from local foundations and businesses made it possible to purchase a building.

The Daily Bread is still in operation at the original location, 302 South Tecumseh Street, on the east side of Adrian.

Now, in addition to lunch and emergency food pantry service, The Daily Bread provides personal care bags on a quarterly basis. There are also musical and arts events and special holiday celebrations. The Daily Bread provides opportunities for job skill training through collaborative efforts.

Everyone is welcome to eat at The Daily Bread. Patrons hail from every zip code in Lenawee County. Some people are just passing through, others become “regulars”.

In 2018, the Daily Bread provided 34,008 meals and 580 hygiene bags. The Daily Bread was the recipient of 17 grants to help defray expenses.

The Daily Bread employs a full-time Executive Director, a part-time Culinary Specialist and a part-time Program Coordinator. The Daily Bread is reliant on volunteers to assist with serving, chores and food pickup. Because there is no government funding, The Daily Bread relies on community support for financial and food donations.


Interim Director

Haley Cook

In January 2020, Haley Cook became the Interim Director of The Daily Bread after serving as the part-time Program Coordinator since August, 2018.  A 2017 graduate of Adrian College, Haley has been a professional actor and House Manager for theatre.

Culinary Specialist

Calvin Hicks 

Calvin Hicks has been the Culinary Specialist since May, 2019. He grew up in Manitou Beach. He has previous culinary experience at Siena Heights University and JR's Hometown Grill and Pub. Calvin's hobbies are guitar and woodworking. 

Hours of Operation 

Hot Meals








11:30 - 2:00
11:30 - 2:00
11:30 - 2:00
11:30 - 2:00
11:30 - 2:00



Pantry Hours



12:00 - 2:00

12:00 - 2:00

Special Dates

Jan     1

Mar  31

May 11

May 18

July     4

Aug    3

Aug  17

Oct   19

Oct   24

Nov  12

Nov  28

Nov  27

Dec   21

Dec   25

Closed New Years Day

Easter Meal 

*USPS Food Drive 

Golf Outing Fundraiser 

Closed Independance Day

*Picnic in the Park 

Block Party 

Reverse Raffle Fundraiser 

*Trunk or Treat 

Veteran’s Celebration 

Closed Thanksgiving 

Thanksgiving Meal 

Christmas Celebration 

Closed Christmas



Physical Address

302 South Tecumseh St

Adrian MI 49221

Mailing Address

PO Box 894

Adrian MI 49221




Tuesday - Saturday  : 11:30 AM - 2:00PM

Sunday - Monday     :  Closed

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