My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Bread of Life Fellowship Inc d/b/a Southeastern Food Bank, Ocoee, FL, USA
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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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
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.
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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.
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