Lynchburg Daily Bread, Inc.
721 Clay Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Mission Statement

We serve a hot, nutritious meal to the homeless and hungry of the Lynchburg area, 365 days a year.  Centrally located in downtown Lynchburg, we serve approximately 160 people per day.

We have recently expanded our efforts to reach pockets of poverty in the counties and in low income Lynchburg apartment complexes that are too far to walk to us.  As funding allows, we are adding drivers to save more food, and adding meals outreach sites.  We are currently in Appomattox, Amherst County, Altavista, Bedford, Pamplin and at 4 Lynchburg apartments.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Tracey Dixon
Board Chair Mr. Philipp Gabathuler
Board Chair Company Affiliation Region 2000 Planning Commission
Contact Information
Address 721 Clay Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Telephone 434 845-5703
Fax 434 845-5411
E-mail director@lynchburgdailybread.com
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1982
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $332,545.00
Projected Expenses $332,545.00
Statements
Mission

We serve a hot, nutritious meal to the homeless and hungry of the Lynchburg area, 365 days a year.  Centrally located in downtown Lynchburg, we serve approximately 160 people per day.

We have recently expanded our efforts to reach pockets of poverty in the counties and in low income Lynchburg apartment complexes that are too far to walk to us.  As funding allows, we are adding drivers to save more food, and adding meals outreach sites.  We are currently in Appomattox, Amherst County, Altavista, Bedford, Pamplin and at 4 Lynchburg apartments.

Impact Hunger is growing in the Central Virginia area.  While just a few years ago, 100 guests in one day was an accomplishment, we now have several days each month with over 200 guests.  On Thanksgiving Day 2011, we served 275 guests - the most ever in our 30 year history.  Lynchburg Daily Bread exists only because of the generosity of our community.  98% of the food we serve is donated, and we share a big thank you with Kroger, Food Lion and The Fresh Market as well as Lynchburg College and Liberty/Sodexo, who provide meat, produce, bread and baked goods that they are not able to sell/serve.  Together, we are able to serve food just before it expires to our guests, while reducing landfill and food waste.
Needs While donated food is plentiful, there are numerous other expenses that must be met every month  in order to deliver food to the needy. We have a very small staff - three to four hourly personnel per day (kitchen supervisor, volunteer supervisor, maintenance and driver to pick-up food), plus the Executive Director, which is our only full-time position. We have experienced monthly heating bills over $700 this year, and this is a great expense.  Additionally, trash bags, paper towels, plasticware, foam plates and cups are always a need.
Background

Lynchburg Daily Bread was founded in 1982 by the First Presbyterian Church of Lynchburg.  A permanent home was established in 1989 at the Knights of Columbus Building on the corner of Eighth and Clay Streets. Owning the building became a reality through a challenge to the community from the Greif Bros. Corporation. They agreed to donate half of the purchase cost of the building if the greater Lynchburg community would raise the rest. The challenge was met through generous support from area businesses and individuals. Daily Bread not only had a permanent home, but increased its service by almost 25 percent.

In 2013-14, The Rotary Club of Lynchburg renovated our dining area to increase the number of seats available.  St. John's Church renovated our morning shelter/waiting area - a place to warm up, get some coffee and cereal, while waiting for lunch to be served.

CEO Statement We might be known for the long line of guests waiting outside, but our guests know us for fresh, lovingly prepared meals each and every day.  While many soup kitchens can only provide soup and bread, we serve a meat, two vegetables and salad every day.  We welcome our guests in a safe and warm Christian environment, 365 days a year. Hunger doesn't take a holiday or weekend off!  I'm so fortunate to work with a passionate and hard-working staff, supported by hundreds of volunteers from throughout the Lynchburg community.  Volunteers are utilized to prepare and serve the food - we even have a guest chef program where a family or individual can plan the day's meal and lead its preparation.  Come on down and check us out any day from 8am-2pm. It's a special place and you're sure to come back again!
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Southside Virginia
Other
Lynchburg, Madison Heights, Appomattox, Altavista, Pamplin, Bedford, some guests from Campbell County/Rustburg
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Philipp Gabathuler
Company Affiliation Region 2000 Planning Commission
Term July 2016 to June 2018
Email gabatpu@gmail.com
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Dr. Robert Brennan
Company Affiliation Medical Associates of Central Virginia
Term July 2016 to June 2018
Email robert.brennan@macvmd.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Dr. John Abell Randolph College
Karen Ackerman Centra
William Austin Faith Community
Dr. Robert Brennan Doctor
Daryl Calfee Moore & Giles
John Falcone Attorney
Philipp Gabathuler Senior Planner
Lisa Joyner Community Volunteer
Mike Lewis Chamber of Commerce
Scott McCauley Magnolia Foods
Dr. Tom Scott Sweet Briar College
Paul Shager Insurance Agent
Vickie Spencer Bank of the James
Hermann Ulrich Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 15
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 12
Female 5
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 90
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Comments
There is so much excess food going to waste in our community and our country.  As funding allows, we are working to expand our meals outreach programs to the nearby counties.  We started with Amherst County, and are bringing hot meals two days a week to a parking lot near several low income apartments. In the last year, we have added Raintree Village Apartments in Bedford once a week, and are also bringing excess produce to a senior low-income apartment complex. We are now up to 9 meals outreach sites with 3 part-time staff exclusively focused on this effort.
Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Tracey Dixon
Experience
Tracey worked as a News/Anchor Reporter for WSET-TV (Lynchburg/ Roanoke ABC affiliate) for eight years, before beginning her non-profit career.  Starting out as the Community Outreach Specialist at Crisis Line of Central Virginia, Tracey then moved to Director of Prevention & Marketing at the Family Alliance in 2002.  Tracey spent nine years with the Family Alliance, taking on additional responsibilities, including grant writing, program development and implementation and fund development.
 
Family Alliance merged with Presbyterian Homes & Family Services in June 2010. Tracey left the Alliance/PHFS in September 2012, supervising five programs and managing approximately $1 million in funding.   She is particularly proud of leading the effort to earn Campbell County Schools' first Federal 21st Century Schools grant - funding which all other local school districts have enjoyed for several years.  Tracey had served as a volunteer at the Daily Bread during her "tv days" and joyously accepted the opportunity to serve as Daily Bread's Executive Director in Fall 2011.
 
She is Past President of the Junior League of Lynchburg and the Lynchburg Morning Rotary Club, and continues to serve as an active Rotarian.  She is a Board Member of the Central Virginia Continuum of Care, Central Virginia Academy for Nonprofit Excellence (cvane.org) and is a member of the Lynchburg City Schools' School Health Advisory Board.    She is the proud mother of a 3rd grader in Lynchburg Public Schools.
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Ms. Jo-Ann Johnson Kitchen Supervisor
Staff
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 10
Volunteers 1393
Retention Rate 100
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Programs
Description A hot, nutritious lunch is served 365 days a year.  All are welcome - there are no eligibility requirements.
Population Served Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Budget $300,000.00
Description While waiting for lunch, guests can relax in our safe and warm day shelter.  Programming is regularly offered to our guests, including smoking cessation, clothes closet and much more.
Budget $30,000.00
CEO/ED/Board Comments In addition to providing a free lunch every day from 10:50am -12:20pm, we offer a day shelter, where guests can get coffee and a light breakfast from 7-9am.  The shelter was started for our homeless guests, who have spent the night outdoors and are in need of some warmth and company.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $332,545.00
Projected Expenses $332,545.00
Endowment Value $11,390.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$349,220$319,627$301,252
Administration Expense$25,936$24,061$25,324
Fundraising Expense$27,476$25,109$24,024
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.111.081.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses87%87%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue8%9%10%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$668,562$623,553$593,406
Current Assets$461,575$402,844$407,560
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$8,510$7,240$5,104
Total Net Assets$660,052$616,313$588,302
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities54.2455.6479.85
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit ExemptionView
Comments
Organization Comments
In 2012, we received two significant estate gifts that allowed us to purchase a new delivery van and create an endowment account with the Greater Lynchburg Community Trust.
We have also added solar panels to our building and a second cargo van for the meals outreach program, all of which were paid through grants (significantly raising our revenues). 
 
In 2013, significant donations from the Lynchburg Rotary Club (Noon) and St. John's Church allowed us to renovate much of our building.
 
In January 2015, solar panels were installed on our roof at no cost, thanks to a generous solar installer (and Daily Bread volunteer), along with a local grant to purchase the panels.  The panels have cut our electric bills by 40%!