Our Daily Bread is a community soup kitchen that serves a free, nutritious lunch meal Monday through Friday to the hungry and homeless in Denton County, TX. On Saturday, March 28, Our Daily Bread had it most important fundraising event of the year. The 2nd Annual Heart for the Hungry event was held at the University of North Texas Gateway Center and featured a dinner, dance and silent auction. Board members, staff, and volunteers worked together like a well-oiled machine; getting involved and reaching out to the community to make this event successful.
VISTA Member Nate Dears was an integral part of the team through his work of installing a new online payment/donation option on the agency’s website. Nate enhanced the agency’s website to include a “Donate” button for future donations, and a “Buy Now” button for everyone who wanted to purchase tickets or reserve a table for the event. With the addition of the “Donate” and “Buy Now” options on the website, the agency saves 19% for every online transaction, compared to the previous payment system being used. In the first couple weeks of implementation, Our Daily Bread saved $42, which will allow the agency to serve hot, nutritious meals to 21 more people.
Our Daily Bread is a partner agency of the AmeriCorps VISTA North Texas Project.