The Lord’s Daily Bread (LDB) and its founder, Russell Bryant have deep roots in Downtown Denver. Mr. Bryant served as president of the John Phillips Printing Company for many years. In 1990 he began using his personal financial resources to help the homeless meet their basic life needs through providing social and human services in the heart of the city. His faith ignited his passion to give back, and found purpose in offering hope in the tangible form of food to the poor and disadvantaged. His enthusiasm attracted volunteers, and soon, a one-man mission transformed into a diverse program. The nonprofit standing was awarded in 2002.
Lord's Daily Bread has become a vital part of the Denver community, recognized for its role in the 10-year plan to end homelessness. Bennie Milliner, ED of Denver’s Road Home has this quote to offer:
“Russell and LDB have developed an impressive group of supporters from volunteers to local businesses that contribute time, talent, and treasure to help meet the needs. His ability to develop these collaborations is a significant reason the work of LDB has continued for more than 20 years. They are truly a purveyor of hope, making a difference in many lives. These partnerships have evolved into the ability to deliver food, clothing and hygiene products to those in need. Additionally, LDB goes another step beyond. LDB works to make appropriate referrals to community agencies, encouraging and challenging those they serve to address tough issues such as addiction and mental health challenges.”
LDB serves the hungry and the destitute; there is no discrimination and anyone is welcome. Some clients become regulars, others simply pass through. A large portion of LDB’s clients are veterans. Most are male, and middle aged, from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds