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Daily Bread is operated entirely by volunteers. All volunteers have a say in how the Pantry is run, and most of the best ideas come from members of the team with no official leadership position. On a more formal level, our Board of Directors is ultimately responsible for the affairs of the Pantry and sets its strategic direction. Some Board members wear two hats and hold executive officer roles as well.


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After a long career as a corporate lawyer, Peter finally found honest work volunteering for Daily Bread in 2018.

Being part of the Pantry's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and now the ongoing cost-of-living crisis has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my life.


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Marybeth has worked as a pre-school /elementary school teacher.  She began volunteering at Daily Bread shortly after the outbreak of COVID-19.



Not only has working at Daily Bread been a personally fulfilling experience, the dedication of our volunteers never ceases to amaze me.


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Board Member

Heather is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who works as faculty at UConn Extension here in Fairfield County. She currently serves on a number of food and nutrition committees locally, statewide and regionally. 

I am happy to support Daily Bread's mission as it is closely tied to my passion for nutrition and food security. I want all Danbury community members to have access to nutrient-dense, healthy foods. 

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Board Member

Emanuela Palmares is a co-founder of the New American Dream Foundation, and has held leadership positions at many local and state-wide community support organizations.

Daily Bread has consistently provided support to individuals in our community from all walks of life, at various points in their journeys. I am proud to serve an organization that serves so many


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Limelight-avoiding  Kay (the photo is of her pooch  🙂) has worked for many years looking after the books of several non-profits and houses of worship. Most recently, she has led our initiative to update our accounting systems, bringing much greater real-time visibility and controls to our financial affairs.



Being able to help Daily Bread fulfill its mission to feed the hungry and food insecure is deeply rewarding, especially in these times of unprecedented demand.

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