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37 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our Team of 18 Volunteers was both honored and excited to serve the community through Bread of Life. What an amazing organization serving 10,000 meals a week right here in Westchester County. Thank you for all that you do and we are so excited to Partner with you again in the future!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our team **LOVED** serving with Bread of Life, so much so that they didn't want to leave! Thanks for a meaningful and fun experience.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for the Bread of Life pantry and food rescue for quite a while now. What a kind and caring team that delivers this indispensable community service! I highly recommend it.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

There is plenty to do, as they serve many people in need in Westchester County. I sometimes work on pantry days, and the process has gotten more and more streamlined. This is a wonderful group providing a greatly needed service — food for the hungry and food-insecure.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization that is doing God's work. Run by the most amazing group of people.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

A Blessing to all is how I think of Bread of Life. Sitting at a red light on Boston Post road I saw the Bread of Life truck. I took the number down and decided to give them a call. We started helping with food drives at the local markets on Sundays. We joined the food pantry distribution creating and handing out bags of groceries to those in need. My son then joined Pastor Pasquale on Sunday mornings to pick up boxes of food from the markets to deliver to food shelters. We have meet so many wonderful, caring and giving people who love helping others. It also provided our family with amazing experiences of helping and caring for others.
Thank you Bread of Life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bread of life is a remarkable organization that feeds thousands in our area. Its leaders work incredibly hard to help the underserved. Everyone involved in this meaningful activity is made to feel welcome. I love volunteering at Bread of Life and being a part of something special!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Bread of Life is an amazing organization! My family has volunteered there for many years and I love that people of all ages can play a role in helping others. Many of the local charities do not allow children to volunteer. I think it is wonderful that Bread of life not only welcomes children but makes an effort to teach them about hunger in our community. We are so fortunate to have this organization in our county.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization with wonderful leadership! very easy to get involved 100% would recommend!

Tanya Bieniek M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bread of Life is a wonderful organization that is run by kind, compassionate, thoughtful people. My four sons and I started volunteering with them about 2-1/2 years ago and it has been an incredible opportunity for us to give back to our community. They treat all of the people that they support with such love and respect ... it’s been a great message for my sons ...

Donor

Rating: 5

My family and I have been donating our time and money to Bread of Life for a number of years. Their commitment to their community is a gift to all they serve. All of their clients feel their love with every senior bag packed and food drive that they do. Father Pasquale and Sherri are true embodiment of their mission to serve others and end hunger. They have been exceptional partners to the local schools and have spent countless hours teaching students about their mission and the importance of helping others. You will frequently find students volunteering their time organizing the food pantry and food drives because they love to be around those who work and volunteer at Bread of Life. I feel so blessed that my family found their way to Bread of Life and their mission.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great food pantry! Family friendly place to volunteer--it is clear that everyone here has a heart for change and is committed to making a difference!

pattypat

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Bread of Life Food Pantry, Goes out Seven day's a week rescuring Food that org.s would rather throw out instead of Feeding the Hungry..Bread of Life Food Pantry Feed's over 10,000 a week...WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What i can write is that no one i've seen rescue so much food that various place'es would throw in the dumpster's instead of giving it to the hungry..Seven day's a week the Bread of Life is out there rescuing food..It is an awesome Non-Profit Organization....What started small 15 Family's 4yrs ago now Feed's over 10,000 and the number keep's going up..

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started helping out mainly on the days of the food pantry, about 2 years ago. I have not only connected with a wonderful association whose members give their hearts, souls, and all their time to feed the ones in need, but I have also met wonderful people who became a family to me. I feel blessed to have them in my life, for them to have welcomed me in theirs, and to be able to give back a little . A family food pantry where everyone who comes volunteering, feels more empowered and joyful when they leave, and where the ones who need their help leave with bags of food and most importantly, with love.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

"Bread of life" is a wonderful, caring, and hard working nonprofit run by a pastor and his family.

I had been lucky to find this nonprofit, when I was looking to give back and help on a different level. I feel grateful to be a part of this group who really gives their hearts and soul everyday to help the ones in needs: collecting foods and donations , running food and cash drives, preparing bags of food, organizing soup kitchens, delivering food amongst others tasks this group takes care of on a daily basis. They give freely and endlessly.

Their love and support inspire us all to give back more. If one is looking to give some time to help others, feel free to join this nonprofit. This nonprofit is always looking for extra hands and us volunteers have also become friends as well.

An authentic nonprofit touching the lives of everyone it encounters.

Thank you

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Looking for volunteer work during the summer, a family friend recommended that I contact the Bread of Life. Signing up was made very easy by the SignUpGenius, which allowed me to select time slots that fit my schedule. When I came to my first volunteer shift, I met a beautifully diverse community of people devoted to helping others. To be a part of such a welcoming group has had a positive impact on my summer, and let me wanting to volunteer more throughout the summer. Volunteering with Bread of Life has been wonderful and I will continue to volunteer in the future. I highly recommend everyone reading this to sign up!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is one of the most amazing nonprofits I’ve ever worked with! Sherri and Pasquale run a food pantry from the basement of their own home, feeding 10,000 people each week! Their dedication to our community is unbelievable, and I am so grateful for all they do!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Bread of Life is a wonderful, joy-filled organization with a true heart for serving the hungry in Westchester County. Sherri, Sue, Pasquale, Carolina and Allison work tirelessly to not only meet physical needs but also to affirm the dignity of everyone they serve. They also provide opportunities for people of all ages to join in serving those in need. Thank you to the Bread of Life for your faithful service, kindness and generosity!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

From the Keith Family
Having volunteered and supported Bread of Life for many years we see that they truly make a difference in our community. We often do not realize how many are hungry in Westchester County. It is our duty to help and teach our children to do the same! Every dollar for this cause helps those in need. Thanks you to Sherri and Pasquale and Sue for your hard work! God Bless!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Bread of Life is an amazing organization!! The team has such hearts for making a difference in our community. I have volunteered at many organizations over the years and nothing compares to this place. Bread of Life feeds thousands of people each week and our county would be lost without them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a pretty exceptional charity, doing pretty exceptional work. In the very short time I was with them as a volunteer I was SO impressed at their level of organization, compassion, knowledge and humor. It will be a pleasure to support them, and I cannot wait for a chance to volunteer with them again!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is great! The people in charge are extremely polite and make it easy to sign up to help their cause. I encourage everyone to participate as you may even meet a few people in the process and the outcome is really satisfying:)

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hello my name is Carlos, i have been Volunteering with The Bread of Life for some time. It is an awesome Organization that goes out Seven day's a week to rescue Food from various place's that would throw it out , Fresh food, all kind's of food..I have never seen so much food being Donated..The Bread of Life Feed's a little over 10,000 a week and number's keep going up..I am proud to be part of this Non-Profit Organization...

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Lucien Overweel and I've been a regular volunteer at the Bread Of Life for about 2 years. I would highly recommend anybody to work with the Bread Of Life. The people that work here come from all backgrounds and are all very pleasant to work with. I have never had a poor experience with a fellow volunteer. Furthermore, working here makes you feel like you are directly bettering your local community which is extremely fulfilling. The SignUpGenius makes it very simple to find a shift to work in, so if you have time and want to do something great for your community, join me and other volunteers at the Bread Of Life food pantry!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with Bread of Life for many years. It is a great service to our community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Excellent service to the community and well organized

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are such caring and devoted people who give so much of themselves and work tirelessly to help others in the community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 3

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.
Suzanne Short

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!!!!