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Our Daily Bread Moves to First Baptist After Fire

Our Daily Bread has a new home, at least until Oconee Street United Methodist Church is rebuilt.

Members of First Baptist Church voted unanimously Wednesday night to allow the soup kitchen, which was destroyed in the Monday fire at Oconee Street United Methodist Church, to continue operating at its kitchen and fellowship hall, according to First Baptist Pastor Paul Baxley.

Action Ministries will provide breakfast and lunch at First Baptist on weekdays, as well as sack lunches on weekends. Both parties will review the arrangement after eight weeks, when we’ll have more information about Oconee Street UMC’s rebuilding plans, and again after six months.

Milledge Avenue Baptist Church has volunteered its shuttle to bring people from Oconee Street to First Baptist on Pulaski Street and back.

Our Daily Bread, which serves 55,000 hot meals a year to the poor and homeless, is still seeking donations. Contributions can be made at this website or sent to Action Ministries at 717 Oconee Street, Athens, GA 30605.