We are thrilled to welcome Angie Pepper and Jen Mendoza to the Our Daily Bread team. Hired in the last 7 months, both are dedicated team members uniquely equipped to contribute towards providing safety and assistance for our guests.
Angie, appointed as Dining Room Monitor in November 2018, was drawn to ODB because she wanted to continue working with people. As part of our security team, Angie greets incoming visitors as they arrive and monitors all public spaces to maintain cleanliness and safety. While it is her job to enforce Our Daily Bread’s rules, she does so with fairness and dignity.
Originally from Greenville, South Carolina, Angie moved to Cincinnati in 1970. Multi-talented, Angie plays guitar, sings, writes and performs stand-up comedy. She is also dedicated to working with Alzheimer’s groups and committed to empowering marginalized communities. Angie is proud to be part of Our Daily Bread, she said, “It’s truly a non-judgmental environment. People are genuinely taken care of here.”
Our most recent hire, Jen, accepted the newly created Program Coordinator role in June 2019. Jen’s position involves building relationships with our guests, scheduling visiting professionals, and organizing daily social center activities.
Jen sought out ODB for the opportunity to serve people and was especially drawn to the new position which allows her “not just to serve, but to empower.” A Cincinnati native, Jen is extremely active in the community through several grassroots people-oriented organizations, and is devoted to labor organizing and human rights advocacy, which led her to spend six months organizing for indigenous rights at Standing Rock Indian Reservation (2016-2017). Outside of all of this activity, Jen lists napping as her favorite activity. Of ODB, Jen says, “we do more than just feed people. ODB works under the philosophy that we should be working ourselves out of a job.”
Please stop in to say hello to Angie and Jen and all of the rest of the ODB team working daily to cultivate an atmosphere of love and respect for Our Daily Bread guests.