BREAD OF LIFE FELLOWSHIP INC

Rating: 5 stars   19 reviews

Issues: Food, Human Services

Location: 655 N. Kissimmee Ave. Ocoee, FL 34761 (Warehouse) P. O. Box 770451 (mailing) Winter Garden FL 34777 USA

Mission: Bread of Life Fellowship, Inc. is a faith-based 501 (C) (3) organization that has been feeding the needy throughout Central Florida since 1991. We have the privilege of providing food (physically and spiritually) for adults and children in need; especially those who live at or below the poverty level, are homeless or unemployed, individuals with disabilities, orphans and seniors. We pick up donations from companies throughout the state of Florida, sort the items in our warehouse and distribute them to our affiliated organizations across Central Florida. These outreach organizations are primarily grassroots ministries like churches and community centers, drug/alcohol rehabilitation facilities, assisted living homes, homeless shelters and more.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am now honored to work with these amazing people at Bread of Life Fellowship! I have known about the organization for many years, but have just recently gotten involved and I am blown away by the honest character and passion of the employees and regular volunteers. They truly are terrific stewards with the items donated to them, making sure that their partner ministries are equipped to feed people in need. And unlike other food banks, they do not charge a fee for any of the goods they distribute...if an organization can make a donation they will accept it, but they will not turn them away if they can't!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get more volunteers involved on a regular basis to help with office and warehouse tasks.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a part of Bread of life fellowship for many years , the concept of bringing people to christ through food is awesome. THEY GIVE THE FOOD FREE OF CHARGE to the organizations listed with them and accept donations only there is no paying! the leadership here is so dedicated to the cause of humanity and helping others. It is a blessing being apart of this wonderful organization .I have seen many lives changed and redirected because of this organization.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Bring in more volunteers and funding

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Jacqulyne Jones, I am a Board member for Bread of Life fellowship. i met Mark Anthony 7 years ago collecting bread. He is a remarkable gentleman. He is very dedicated to the service of other people. Christ comes first then other people needs. He gets up early in the am to pick up food and other donations from different donors or stores.It becomes an all day job plus run the office with 1 full time driver and 1 part time administrative person and a faith budget! His family is very supportive but his love for God and Gods people over rides everything .This is a wonderful Non-Profit organization providing food and substance for the needy community at hand with a smile. i am proud to be a part of such an honest straight forward and loving organization. May God continue to bless and keep them.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching familes get food to feed their childred and being introduced to christ

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

by faith hire more personnell and warehouse staff. Acquire more volunteers to help with the Food for Families Program

Rating: 5 stars  

Every holiday I begin my day in a positive way by helping distribute food boxes with Bread Of Life. They are always very organized. Everyone is so cheerful and helpful. I look forward to these opportunities to help every time the holidays come around!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

Hi my name is Jeff and I have been associated with Bread of Life Fellowship for over ten years. Recently, I have had the privilege to volunteer with some of the organizations who receive food from BOLF and feed the homeless downtown and others living in the woods. It is incredible to see the impact that the work is having on people's life. This work is about so much more than food and yet the food opens the flood gates to so much more...

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

Hi, my name is Doris,with my husband Jack, and other volunteers have helped Mark and the Bread of Life for several years now.Mark has worked very hard to supply to the people of central Florida and many other places with food for their souls as well as food for their bodys.We help by sorting food and packing,loading trucks,calling people or any way we can be helpful.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Friendship

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Build a new building.

Rating: 5 stars  

Even though I am a Co -founder and board member, I am constantly amazed at the way Bread of Life Fellowship operates. They operate on a shoe string budget. At times there is not at lot of cash flow and things look bleak. But that does not stop them. In 2010, 60,314 families received food and 4,101 received Christ through Bread of Life’s monthly food programs. Over 56,290 volunteer hours were recorded and 4,894,376 pounds of food was distributed through our warehouse – of which the recipients paid nothing.

All of this is done with 1 full time warehouse manager/driver, 2 part time office personnel , and the founder.

On top of the monthly programs , there is a program that happens at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Food For Families program operates with a minimum of 600 volunteers that pack food boxes and then delivers the boxes to 900 or more local families. At an average of 4 people per family , that is 3600 people that they provide food for in one weekend --three times a year.



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When we were passing out food, and a small child came up and asked "How much money do I need to buy a pickle?" (he saw a jar of pickles we had) And my 5 year old son, tells him it is free, the childs whole face lit up. Something as simple as a pickle brightened his day. There are so many stories where people have been helped and some have turned their lives around, just because Bread of LIfe Fellowship cares enough to provide them with the basics of life. Food and someone to talk to.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to see more funding for them. Also, more food sources that they can get donations from. The need is so great in this economy and there are more families that could benfit from Bread of Life Fellowship.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer at Bread of Life Fellowship at various times throughout the year and often help to proof-read grants before they are delivered. I am amazed how this organization operates with the dedicated volunteers and only two full-time and one part-time employee.

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I've seen the numbers of families benefiting from this organization continue to climb each month. Somehow, they always have the food items to fill the boxes.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help raise awareness of the impact of this great organization.

Rating: 5 stars  

I would like to say that the Bread of life fellowship has been a tremendous blessing to my community here in Kissimmee florida by providing food to those who are in need. They also help the local community church feed the homeless as well.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have personally witnessed the great impact this program has in the community by helping families that would go hungry if bread of life had not officer food

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

if I had to make changes to this organization, I would expand their reach so they could do more

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am the warehouse manager at Bread of LIfe Fellowship, Inc. I have been with this organization for over 4 years. Prior to coming to BOL, I worked with other food banks in the area. The intregity at Bread of Life, for surpasses any other non-profit that I have been affiliated with. I am proud to say that I work with such a fine organization.

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A wonderful organization to be associated with.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

purchase more trucks to pick up more food and non-food for this organization that is making a difference in Central Florida

Rating: 5 stars  

My husband and I and our church has been involved with Bread of LIfe Fellowship, Inc. for many years. It has been exciting to see the transformation of this organization. We are very happy to partner with an organization with such integrity.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

picking up food boxes to help families in our congregation and in our communities.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get more of our congregation involved with volunteering and fundraising for this worthwhile ministry.

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