Daily Bread Ministries
Today, according to the 2017 American Community Survey, over 267,000 individuals are living below the poverty level in San Antonio. In 1996, Seth Kuehn, a former farmer and vending business owner, while working with local pastors realized the opportunity to connect businesses that threw out large amounts of food with churches whose congregations didn’t have enough food to eat.
Seth envisioned a partnership that would build upon the existing churches’ relationships and access within their own communities to distribute food and, therefore, resolve the problem of hunger. It was from this vision that Daily Bread Ministries was formed. Initially operating out of Mr. Keuhn’s garage with a handful of volunteers, Daily Bread distributed food from vendors to inner city churches. The movement to empower pastors and their churches was born.
Daily Bread Ministries is a Christ-centered organization that desires to help partners assist their communities in defeating poverty through God’s work. Jesus said, “Don’t send them away, you feed them.” At Daily Bread, we fully embrace this. In addition to our weekly food distribution, Daily Bread equips our partners with resources and training to address the root cause of poverty. We proudly distributed over 4.4 million pounds of food in 2018 and base our work on Steve Corbett’s book, When Helping Hurts: How To Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting The Poor. We focus on addressing the defined root cause of poverty – broken relationships. We do this by helping our partners help their communities mend their connections with God, other people, self, and creation. We proudly serve the Greater San Antonio area.