As the Director of Behavioral Medicine at a Family Medicine Residency Program, it was integral to expose primary care physicians in training to an experience of learning from those that are most vulnerable; the hungry. I connected with Sue Wexler and now we have an annual tradition of volunteering during our Community Medicine Rotation; a time for our doctors to take off their white coats and foster a greater understanding of the community we work in, the health disparities that exist, and the resources that we can use to hold our patients and ourselves. This past January, I joined The Bread of Life's efforts on one of the coldest of days. All I can say is there was such warmth on such a cold day. My words cannot express the gratitude I have for all that The Bread of Life does; they nourish the community (inclusive of us) in a variety of ways! Here are some pics of us in action from last year and this....Thank you Sue, Pastor Pasqual and your amazing team; we are grateful for our collaborative efforts and action!
I was introduced to Bread of Life through a friend that is heavily involved with it. The amount of time the volunteers dedicate to the people they serve is astounding! It has given my children a glimpse of what is it means to help others and feel joy from giving back and helping others. It has inspired my children to do more which is amazing! We are very grateful for all the work they do and when we can help out we love it to! Salters family
The entire team at Bread of Life makes it easy to help. They are flexible in their planning and so accommodating when working with others. Our group of friends participated in a Day of Giving and The Bread of Life worked around our schedule so thy could come and share what they do with the families that participated. They were clear in what their needs are and how we could help. The Bread of Life food pantry is truly such a special place.
I discovered the Bread of Life while researching opportunities for a pre-teen volunteer group for girls. By far volunteering at the Bread of Life has been our most rewarding and enriching experience. Pastors Pat and Sherri are wonderful role models. Their dedication and efforts to make food available to those in need is awe-inspiring! They always have a smile on their faces and a kind word to say that makes those helping or receiving food feel truly wonderful. It has been a privilege to work alongside them and try to make a difference . The Bread of Life is an amazing endeavor, which has definitely had amazing results! Kris. G.
I had been looking for someplace food related to volunteer my time and had trouble finding anything. Much searching and many referrals finally led me to Bread of Life, and I am so thrilled that they did. It is well run, well organized, such a fun and pleasant place to be, and extremely impactful in the community.
I was originally introduced to Bread of Life as an initiative at the school where I work, but that first exposure to the group really pulled me in. The people who run the organization are remarkably dedicated to making a difference in the world. Since my first meeting with them, I have continued to go back to serve dinners to those in need, and I bring my 8 and 10 year old boys to package food from time to time as well. These are amazing people who do amazing things every day.
This is a wonderful organization run by fabulous people working to feed the hungry in Westchester county. These fine people are feeding over 12,000 people a week!
My family was looking for a chance to give back to our community and help those in need. When searching for an opportunity, Bread for Life came up in our search. We helped out at Bread for Life on Sunday's packing food bags that the organization will then distribute to those in need of help with groceries. The volunteer coordinator was an excellent communicator and made it very easy to volunteer. She recently added a "sign-up genius" account to make it even simpler to sign up. On site, the pastor who organizes the actual food pantry was extremely kind, helpful and appreciative of our efforts. It is remarkable how much time, effort, "sweat", planning and thought goes into this organization and their sincere genuine efforts to take care of those in their community. Kudos to Bread for Life!!!!