An aural picture of a Baltimore neighborhood soup kitchen created through the stories of the lives of several regular customers. We are surrounded by the sounds of the streets that are their homes, and we share a sense of hope, despite the empty routine of merely getting through another day with a stop at the soup kitchen.
Our Daily Bread was produced by Dennis Bartel and Judith Schonbach, with technical assistance from Dick Coliss. This program is funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Arts.
National Coalition for the Homeless
Information on the homeless and what you can do to help.
The Child and Adult Care Food Program
The CACFP is a federally funded program to provide food to adults and children in homeless shelters.
National Research Center for Homelessness and Mental Illness
This site provides research on homelessness including statistics, selected publications and related web links.
The Volunteer Family
A good way to start volunteering for the homeless and making it a family affair by having your whole family join in the gift of giving.
In the Open: Diary of a Homeless Alcoholic
by: Timothy E. Donohue 1996
A personal account of the author's four years as a homeless alcoholic and the ruin brought on by addiction.
Tell Them Who I Am: The Lives of Homeless Women
by: Elliot Leibow 1995
Elliot Leibow documents the lives of society's less visible homeless after volunteering at soup kitchens and homeless shelters. He examines the diversity of the homeless population and women's chances of overcoming homelessness.