Fallon Daily Bread Celebrates 13 Years Today
- 01/19/2019 07:34 AM (update 04/10/2023 11:09 PM)
Fallon Daily Bread celebrates its 13th year of operation on January 19th. A ministry of Epworth United Methodist Church, this all volunteer ministry seeks to serve a hot, nutritious meal in a warm and caring atmosphere to any and all who would like to partake, no questions asked. All are welcome. Even though FDB is a ministry of the church, no religious evangelizing takes place, but a blessing is offered before the meal. FDB served its first meal on Thursday, January 19, 2006 with seven persons attending, but quickly grew to serving meals on Mondays and Thursdays with guests averaging 60 to 80 people. Meals were first served in the Fireside Room of the main Church building. Two years later, the ministry was moved into the new Wolf Center building built behind the Methodist Church. With a bigger kitchen to cook in and a larger dining room to seat guests, the numbers of guests served has increased over the years. Numbers served tends to rise toward the end of the month with averages of 100 to 120 each night. FDB relies totally on volunteers to cook, serve, and clean up every Monday and Thursday. Over the years, volunteers have come from local churches, schools, Naval Air Station, service and youth organizations, Banner Churchill Community Hospital, and other groups and firms. Fallon Rotary Club, the Catholic church and the LDS church have been on board and volunteering since the beginning. Not only have community members gotten involved with their gifts of time, and money, many have donated food, from organized food drives to gifts of beef, pork and fresh garden vegetables. Over these last 13 years the community of people which make up FDB, both guests and volunteers, have become a family, with many helping each other out and becoming friends. The coordinators wish to thank the community for its generosity and support, both financial and for food donations. With the support of God, and so many in the community, Fallon Daily Bread has experienced one miracle after another and continues to offer help to those in the community in need of a meal. If you would like to volunteer, please call Kathy Fraker at 775-867-3095. To donate food, call Ron or Barbara Evans at 775-423-2650 and to provide financial assistance call June Young at 775-217-2259.