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Ensuring no one faces hunger or homelessness alone

Our Team

Daily Bread is led by a team of dedicated professionals committed to ensuring that no one in Brevard County faces hunger or homelessness alone. Collectively, our team brings more than a century of experience in the fields of non-profit and serving the food-insufficient and homeless to Daily Bread. Guided by a passionate board of directors, our team works to implement the organization’s strategic plan.

Jeffrey Njus – Executive Director

Our Executive Director, Jeffrey Njus, provides overall direction to the dynamic network of people and programs at Daily Bread, working with our active Board of Directors, our professional staff, and caring volunteers to ensure that no one in our area faces hunger or homelessness alone.  Jeff comes to Daily Bread with many years of experience in church ministry and non-profit service to families facing homelessness including at Ascension Catholic Church in Melbourne, Community of Hope, and Hope Ministries.  Jeff earned a Masters Degree in Divinity and a doctorate in theology, while always seeking to apply that learning to the practical everyday reality of living the life of love for God and neighbor.  Jeff brings to Daily Bread a compassionate respect for the dignity of every person, an admiration for the resilience of people facing difficult challenges in their lives, along with the joy that comes with serving together in a bond of friendship.  When he is not at Daily Bread, you are likely to find Jeff walking on a nearby beach or riding his motorcycle down A1A, two of his favorite ways to get refreshed and renewed close to the ocean.

Sylvia Faniel, MMHC and MPA – Director, Mission Delivery

Sylvia joined Daily Bread in June 2018 and is responsible for oversight, quality, effectiveness and strategic growth of Daily Bread’s comprehensive program and services. After relocating to Brevard County in 1987 to escape a challenging life situation, Sylvia went on to earn a Masters Degree in Public Administration from University of Central Florida and a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University. She has worked as an adoption social worker for over 15 years and served as executive director for a not-for-profit adoption agency for six years where she was responsible for program compliance and case management. Sylvia also has extensive legal experience and worked for 17 years as an executive assistant/paralegal for a private attorney. Having overcome many challenges in her past, Sylvia brings a spirit for providing wrap around services to those who are suffering and is passionate about helping people become set free from whatever binds them so they can fulfill their true calling

Dining & Food Services Team

Brandy Lewis – Assistant Manager, Dining & Food Services Program

Cheryl Morrison – Assistant Manager, Dining & Food Services Program
Lugman Abdul-Jabbar – Dining & Food Services Associate

Food Distribution Team

Jeff Hall – Food Distribution Manager
Rick Ossman – Food Distribution Center
Greg Geiger – Food Distribution Center

William Stickle – Facility Maintenance

Outreach Center

Bob Birmingham – Outreach Center Operations Manager

Office Management
Susan Adams – Office Manager

Fundraising and Volunteering
Betsy McCollough – Volunteer and Fundraising Coordinator


In accordance with CDC recommendations in response to the Coronavirus: Meals are being served "to-go" from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm daily until further notice.

Daily Bread
815 E Fee Avenue
Melbourne, Florida 32901


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