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Bread of Life

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Coronavirus Relief Food Banks, 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

59 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

A wonderful non-profit organization full of compassion and always serve the community!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bread of Life provides much needed services to the community. The volunteers I worked with met the challenge of delivering the food in just two hours. It was a pleasure to volunteer and work for this amazing and much needed organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I learnt so much in bread of life and met a lot of volunteers. They're so helpful. The bread of life does a good job giving back to others and also wonderful experience to me.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’m so impressed to whoever has been served by or serving to are so nice in Bread of Life at Malden. I worked as a volunteer there, and was able to have an interview with Anson Kwong, who helped me to set up the preparations. I was able to see the workers collaborating and welcoming; and so many people appreciated the help that the Bread of Life provides. There was plenty of food for the bases. However, I hope more organizations can recognize the Bread of Life, and donate a variety of food products to support those in need, especially during the pandemic. People get together and support each other to make the community healthier.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering at Bread of Life recently and am very impressed by the operation they've been able to continue for the people of Malden even during COVID times. It's truly a positive community and one that I am proud to be a part of.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In the face of the Coronavirus pandemic, Bread of Life is providing meal and food delivery to older people and those caring for them protect themselves from the virus.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks for all courageous volunteers provide service in the community, giving food and meals for me in this critical time. Well done!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Due to the Covid-19 impact, many people lost their jobs and face food insecurity. Bread of Life still provides food in the community at this hard time. I sincerely thank for them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I like to volunteer in bread of Life, I also learn English here. Cheers!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm so happy to volunteer in Bread of Life. I help so many people in different countries and they also thank to me. This is so meaningful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I loss my job and need food very much. Bread of Life give a lot food to my family. Thank You!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Their volunteers are nice to me. I get much food every time and want to thank Bread of Life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They gave me a lot of food without paying any money, I loved it and also help me.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love to volunteer here, helping people is my mission.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered here with my friends, and I also did my senior project with the Bread of Life. I was able to have an interview with Anson Kwong, who helped me set up a group of students from my school to volunteer at one of their food kitchens. I love the community here and love seeing how much support and love there is within this community. Volunteering with them, I was able to see how much people appreciate the help that the Bread of Life provides, especially at community events like the Bread of Life walk as well as the fairs in Melrose. I would definitely recommend volunteering or just visiting the Bread of Life.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Coming to bread of life has been a very good experience, I met a lot of wonderful staff and volunteers and they're very helpful. The bread of life does a good job giving back to others and this is the type of environment I wanna be in.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm so cheerful to become volunteer in Bread of Life. I help so many people in different levels and they are also nice to me.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much! I can get free food from bread of life after seeing its posters at Malden Library. It is so helpful to me since I'm no money in my pocket.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I feel very happy to become volunteer in Bread of Life. I can make friends here and improve my social life. I will introduce their service to my friends, neighbors.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I liked to become volunteer in Bread of Life. I can meet different people from different countries, know different types of food......Wonderful!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When I need food urgently, Bread of Life provides them to me. Thank you very much.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Bread of Life helps so many people, especially for the elderly, low income families and unemployed people. Thank you to them to give food to us.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great job! They help me when I was unemployed. I didn't have money and needed food very much. I get food and meal in Bread of Life.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bread of Life helps so many needy people. Absolutely, they do a great job and give many groceries to the elderly every week.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I had very happy Christmas last year because I joined the Christmas dinner at Malden High School. Bread of Life organized and provided many yummy food. Thank you.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I saw a poster about Bread of Life pantry in Stop & Shop Supermarket at Malden. I come from low income family and need food very much. Thus, I feel so happy when I can get food from the pantry. They give a helping hand to me!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

One day I walked and got a flyer about Bread of Life pantry near Malden Center station. I'm a poor guy and need help. So I came to Bread of Life to take food. They are so helpful!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I make so many friends when I'm a volunteer in Bread of Life. I can help people from different countries.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

To be a volunteer in Bread of Life, I'm so happy because I meet so many friends, food types, communication skill... I do not have working experience before, now I learn more.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We're a low income family, we take food & groceries from Bread of Life. My kids like eggs, milk and juice. We feel Bread of Life help me a lot.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm unemployed. I go to Bread of life to get food. It is very helpful to me.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

This food pantry is filled with food and joy. I volunteer there twice a week, and I am always welcomed with happy, and hard working volunteers. I am glad to be apart of the Bread Of Life nonprofit at Malden.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm a Chinese person and do not speak in English very well . I'm afraid to go to Bread of life to get food because I find it difficult to communicate with them. But fortunately I find one of their staff can speak in Chinese and provide assistance to me.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I can get produce and juice to my family. Sometimes I get clothes, sundries from Bread of Life. Thank you very much!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Well done! you can help me when I need food. As a low-income resident, I find it difficult to buy enough food. Bread of life can provide food and meal to me. ..

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Bread of Life feeds the hungry, homeless people. They also help low-income residents with free meals. Thank you very much.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Many homeless people are helped via Bread of Life. I don't speak English very well but they provide translation and let me know their services. Good job!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bread of life is a wonderful nonprofit organisation. It helps so many low income families and homeless people. Although the economy is improved, there are still many people need food , clothes and groceries. Bread of life gives a helping hand to them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bread of Life was a real lifesaver for me. When I could barely scrape together rent, I was able to get some badly needed groceries from the food pantry. Back on my feet again, I returned to the pantry to offer my services as a volunteer. Three years later, I still make it in twice a week to work at Bread of Life. Just looking in the eyes of the clients we serve makes the whole experience worthwhile. The opportunity to help others has been inspirational and knowing that I'm serving my own neighbors makes it all the more rewarding. Each day I see Bread of Life clients around town. They recognize me and go out of their way to express their gratitude for the work we do.