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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 once a quarter. 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 2021 we provided 12,350 hot meals and distributed 10,620 meals through our food pantry.  The Daily Bread was the recipient of 17 grants to help defray expenses.

The Daily Bread employs a full-time Executive Director, an Associate Director, and two part-time Culinary Specialists. 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.



Executive Director


Jim joined the Daily Bread in December 2022, and is a lifelong resident of Lenawee County and currently resides in Blissfield.

He earned a bachelor's and master's degree from Siena Heights University and has 9 years of non-profit experience. 


Jim is passionate about serving our community and elevating those around him by promoting humility, optimism, and support so that the team can achieve great things that will improve the lives of others.

Hours of Operation 

Hot Meals & Pantry

Hygiene Bag Distribution 









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

11:30- 2:00 


January  7

April 1

July 1

Oct 7


11:30- 2:00

11:30- 2:00

11:30- 2:00 

Special Dates

Jan   1

Mar 1

Apr  8

May 13

May 29

July  4

Sep  4

Nov  11

Nov  18

Nov  23

Nov  28

Dec  23

Dec  24 Dec  25

Closed New Years Day

Daily Bread 22nd Anniversary

Easter Meal 

USPS Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Closed Memorial Day 

Closed Independence Day

Closed Labor Day

Veteran’s Celebration 

Thanksgiving Meal

Closed Thanksgiving 

Giving Tuesday 

Christmas Celebration 

Closed Christmas Eve
Closed Christmas Day

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