Lord's Daily Bread serves Denver community members that are struggling with physical and mental health challenges, disability, immigration status, economic disadvantage, substance use, and domestic violence. The organization has built deep community trust over 25 years by providing respectful, reliable services to meet clients’ basic needs and help them navigate paths to self-sufficiency. LDB’s programs are offered year-round on an ongoing basis. LDB team members are currently serving food to approximately 400 individuals in downtown Denver weekly and 175 in Aurora once per month through food deliveries to shelters. In addition, LDB carries out occasional on-site feedings in various locations throughout the Denver metro area. Also, every week meals are being delivered to 35 older adults and individuals with disabilities who are unable to attend meal services in person. In 2022, LDB served 49,200 meals and provided 31,630 referrals and are hoping to do 61,000 meals and 41,000 referrals in 2023.
Since late August 2023, LDB has been collaborating closely with Denver Mayor Mike Johnson's Homeless Task Force, marking a significant expansion of their ongoing efforts. As of October 24, 2023, the task force has referred over 750 individuals to LDB's services. These individuals represent diverse nationalities, including countries in Asia such as Indonesia, as well as Ecuador, France, Kenya, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Senegal, and Venezuela. The task force has opened up new avenues for cooperation and resource-sharing, reinforcing LDB's commitment to addressing the issue of homelessness in a comprehensive and efficient manner. Through this partnership with the Homeless Task Force, LDB has gained access to additional resources and support networks to better serve its clients, ensuring that LDB's services are well-coordinated with the broader efforts to address homelessness in the city. In October, LDB's referral system played a crucial role in connecting individuals to housing, employment, and other essential resources and services facilitating a total of 1,561 referrals.