The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation has the privilege of helping support the activities of many local nonprofits. This month's Non-Profit Highlight is dedicated to Lynchburg Daily Bread, Inc. in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Quick Facts

  • The Lynchburg Daily Bread, Inc. was founded in 1982 by the First Presbyterian Church of Lynchburg and is now an independent 501(c)3 charitable organization.
  • More than 98% of the food donated to the Lynchburg Daily Bread is from local colleges, grocery stores and restaurants.
  • The Lynchburg Daily Bread is open every day of the year.
  • In 2020, during one of our community's most challenging times, the Lynchburg Daily Bread was able to serve 115,478i meals to the homeless and hungry (the largest amount in their history).

More Information about Lynchburg Daily Bread Inc.

The Lynchburg Daily Bread, Inc. has been serving the Greater Lynchburg community for nearly 40 years. As a popular food bank in the Downtown Lynchburg area, the Lynchburg Daily Bread serves food to those who may not be able to eat otherwise. With the help of volunteers, they are able to welcome guests seven days a week.

This wonderful organization welcomes all guests and allows them to have as many servings as they wish. Each meal has been thoughtfully put together by volunteers, who also help prepare the food before serving it to the guests.

The Lynchburg Daily Bread has worked tirelessly to continue its mission of

Helping Those in Need—One Meal at a Time.


Setting Records

In 2020, amidst the pandemic, the Lynchburg Daily Bread was able to serve a total of 115,478 meals to the homeless and the hungry in and throughout the Greater Lynchburg area. This is the most meals served in the nearly 40-year tenure as an organization.



Beginning in just Lynchburg, Virginia, the Lynchburg Daily Bread has been able to continue expanding its reach throughout the years. With the assistance of various community partners (including the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation), their reach currently spans across our region, including Altavista, Appomattox, Bedford and Pamplin. This is done through their meals outreach program, which serves the outlying area of Lynchburg through the area's excess food. This program also helps to eliminate food waste throughout the city, as they work with local restaurants, stores and farmers to take excess food to people in need. 



The GLCF is proud to be a part of bringing positive change to our community and couldn't be more pleased with the work that the Lynchburg Daily Bread is doing. To learn more about this organization and how you can volunteer, visit their website!


It's Our Mission

The principal mission of The Community Foundation is to enhance the quality of life in the communities served by the establishment of permanent endowments for the cities of Lynchburg and Bedford and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell, with income distributed annually to charitable organizations within the community.

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      1100 Commerce Street
    Lynchburg, VA 24504
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