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Bread of Life

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Food, Food Banks & Pantries

Mission: "Food for the body...Nurture for the soul"

Target demographics: We strive to feed the hungry, the homeless, the needy and the isolated people

Direct beneficiaries per year: Bread of Life is a free food program based in Malden, MA, that serves the communities north of Boston with evening meals four nights a week, two food pantries, grocery delivery to senior citizens, and food delivery to homeless families sheltered in local motels. BOL provided over 1,030,000 meals in 2014.

Geographic areas served: Pantry and meal program

Programs: Food Access Project

Community Stories

43 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Today is my first day to join the Bread of life. Helping them pack the food and distributing it to people who in need. I am so glad to join them, not only could I help the people ,but I also could meet some new friends. All of the people are enthusiastic, I really enjoyed being volunteer there!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm a member in Bread of Life. I have seen so many families benefit throughout the years from their services. Good Job!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm so happy not only to get food but also meet some friends, neighbors in Bread of life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I speak Haitian Creole but little English. I feel happy since the volunteer helps me to interpret when getting food.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I like Bread of Life since they help so many low income families in Malden and other surrounding cities.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bread of life gives me a lot of food after filling the application form. They not only help me but also my family.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Delicious! Yesterday I joined the Chinese New Year Celebration and ate so many special Chinese food. I also shared the Chinese cultural stuff with other volunteers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm so proud to become volunteer in Bread of Life. I can help different people from different countries.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I went to the Christmas dinner at Malden high school last year. All the food is delicious and tasty to me. Wonderful!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I obtained much free food from Bread of Life. They help me a lot. Thank you very much!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I learnt so much in Bread of Life. They do the wonderful job and help so many people in our community. I'm so appreciate.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful job! They help me when I am hungry. I take food and meal in Bread of Life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I 'm so glad to become volunteer in Bread of Life. I have many friends there and learn different skills to help people.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After seeing a poster of Bread of Life in Yo Yo restaurant, I went to the pantry to get food. My family and I thank Bread of Life!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Many people are helped by Bread of Life. They do a wonderful job and give many food to the low-income families every week.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I like to volunteering in Bread of Life. I meet different guys from other countries. Awesome!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bread of life provides food to me. I don't feel lonely because they care about me. Thank you!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I work hard and tired in Bread of Life, but we are happy. Every Wednesday, noon and evening, I eat more than usual, and sleep particularly well. We strive to help the hungry, the homeless,the needy and the isolated people. We meet new friends, do community service and be healthy. I think, everyone gives a little love, the world will become more beautiful!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm a retired and want to help our community. I joined to Bread of Life and did the pantry work. I can meet different type of people. It is very meaningful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm lonely and want to chat with other people. On Christmas day i went to the Christmas dinner at Malden high school. I felt very warm and happy. Thank you Bread of Life.