For the third year, Our Daily Bread, a program provides fresh, hot meals to children, adults and the elderly, will begin Monday, July 8.


The program will feed people from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday continuing through Friday, Aug. 16, at McCree Hall in First United Methodist Church.


Children, their parents, their grandparents and even their friends — anyone — are welcomed to eat for free. The 


The food is filling and nutritious. Some of the vegetables come straight from FUMC’s garden.



Guests are welcome to make a take-home sandwich or two at the sandwich building station. In addition to the sandwich, folks can take home a piece of fruit, chips and a sweet snack. If the food and fellowship aren’t enough fun, music activities are set up on Mondays, and craft activities are planned on Wednesdays. 

Children are supervised by adults and are welcome to play on the playground outside. Those who attend every day are eligible to receive a prize for good attendance. Those who need transportation can get a ride by calling FUMC at (940) 549-0970. Funding for the program is made possible through donations.

Those wishing to donate to the program are welcome to do so. Just send it to FUMC and earmark it for Our Daily Bread. Choate seeks volunteers to help serve, cook, clean, greet guests, supervise children and give transportation.


New this year is the summer Backpack Buddies Program that has been added. On Fridays, children ages 2-15 will be able to take home about 15 food items to hold them over during the weekend. 

There are no requirements to be eligible to eat. Children under 8 years of age should be accompanied by an adult.