Bread of Life

Bread of Life has grown unbelievably. We now feed about 5,000 people per week in over 18 shelters and churches. We need prayer and financial support to continue this mission of mercy. Please consider “adopting” a portion if the Bread of Life by becoming a parent-sponsor. Please email us at info@givingtreeministries.com for more information. Do you see the face of Jesus in the hungry?

Hope for the Hungry

Hunger is a persistent problem in Westchester County with approximately 200,000 people, or 21% of total residents, hungry or at risk of hunger.  One third of the hungry are children. Bread of Life provides food to families as well as over 17 church and government food pantries and shelters throughout southern Westchester County, including Open Arms, Grace Church, Hope House, Carver Center, Don Bosco, El Centro Hispanico, Ecumenical Pantry, Saint Peter’s Church, Union Baptist Church, White Plains CAP F.P, First Seventh Day Adventist Church, Sister Anne Residence, Samaritan House, St. Frances Chuch, Allen AME, and the Harrison Food Pantry.

Bread of Life began with one bagel shop owner who wanted to give something back so he gave us bagels for the poor and the hungry.  Now our team partners with local businesses, churches and government agencies to serve as a bridge to unite supply and demand. Bread of Life receives its food supplies from various sources, but one unique source is donations from local business of excess food that would otherwise be discarded as waste.  Bread of Life gets this food into the hands of those who are hungry.   Bread of Life doesn’t just supply the hungry with food. We bring the unconditional love of God and the hope in Jesus Christ to those most in need.

Bread of Life thanks our wonderful merchant food donors for giving hope to the hungry:
•    Costco    •    Pizza 2000    •    Kneaded Bread    •    Trader Joe’s    •    Al Dente    •    Planet Pizza
•    Henri’s Bagels    •    Handrolled Bagels    •    Le Pain Quotidien   •    Chipotle    •    Rye Farmer’s Market
•    Tarry Market   •    Goldberg’s Rockin Bagel Cafe    •    Whole Foods    •   Starbucks

Bread of Life welcomes both food and financial donations.

To arrange a food donation, please call the number listed below.

Tax deductible financial donations to Bread of Life may be made by mail, through our website, or email us to arrange a corporate donation.

Bread of Life Food Pantry
c/o Church of the Resurrection of Christ
65 Orchard Avenue Rye, NY 10580
wwwGivingTreeMinistries.com
info@givingtreeministries.com
914-602-9783
Pasquale Falco

 

A Place at the Table
Movie Viewing
Rye Library
March 13, 2014

Bread of Life would like to raise awareness and will host a viewing of the award winning documentary “A Place at the Table” which was released March 2013. The film viewing will be followed by a panel discussion and question and answer session on the topic of hunger. Expert panel members from the Westchester Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry and the Westchester Food Bank along with other keys experts will be present. This documentary examines the issue of hunger in the United States by highlighting three Americans that struggle daily with food insecurity. In the U.S. today, 50 million people and a staggering one in four children do not know where their next meal is coming from.

 

This program will  educate our community about hunger and the lack of food security in the U.S. and in Rye and its surrounding communities . Participants will learn the facts and walk away with concrete things they can do to help alleviate the problem.

The program is free and no registration is required .Refreshments will be served.

Date: Thursday March 13th at 7:00 pm

Location: Rye Free Reading Room

Click here for more information

 

 

 

Costco Tomatoes
9/18/13
Our first Costco donation.
Thank you Costco for the truckload of delicious tomatoes!

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Success of Rye Farmer’s Markets Helps Vendors Donate to Food Pantry

 A press release from Down to Earth Farmer’s Market.

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Rye Farmer's Market

Nobody likes to see a crate of farm fresh produce go unloved. To make sure it doesn’t happen at Rye’s Down to Earth Farmers Market, some of the vendors now welcome the Bread of Life Food Pantry at market close. They are pleased to donate their unsold breads and produce to feed the hungry. Bread of Life then transforms the donated foods into freshly cooked meals that they serve out of fourteen shelters across the Sound Shore and surrounding region.

“Our vendors at the market are happy to be a part of the community. The shoppers in Rye have supported their farmers market for a long time, the market has grown, and now it’s great to be able to give to those in need,” said Frankie Rowland, Director, Community Relations and Marketing, Down to Earth Markets. Down to Earth Markets started the Rye Farmers Market in 2004.

Now in its 10th season, the year-round market has 14 full-season vendors and a regular roster of day vendors. They sell seasonal produce, pasture-raised meat and poultry, cheeses, breads and baked goods, locally-roasted coffees and nuts, pickles, prepared foods to go, and much more. The market is held every Sunday, from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm, in the parking lot behind the Purchase Street stores, and hosted by the Rye Merchants Association.

Pastor Pasquale Falco and his wife, Sherri Falco, of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ started the Bread of Life Food Pantry, based at the church, in early 2013. It began with a merchant’s donation of 300 bagels in Harrison, NY. Now only eight months later, it’s expanding in its mission to feed the poor through numerous food donations.

“Our shelters serve approximately 500 meals a day to men, women, and families — often people who are recovering from abuse. Now with the farmers market donations, we can make them nice, healthy meals. They appreciate it immensely,” said Pastor Pasquale.

Down to Earth Farmers Markets is a mission-driven company that curates and manages approximately twenty farmers markets in and around New York City. We believe that seasonal, local food is a vital part of our heritage that ensures the health of our communities and environment.

 

 

Osborn School StudentsSeptember 13, 2013
Thank you to the Osborn School students and parents for the donation of wonderful carrots from your edible garden.

 

 

Contact: Frankie Rowland, Director, Community Relations and Marketing
Cell phone/texts: 248-705-9481; frankie@downtoearthmarkets.com

Vendors from Rye’s Down to Earth Market Begin Donations to Bread of Life Food Pantry

September 2013 (Ossining, NY) – Nobody likes to see a crate of farm fresh produce go unloved. To make sure it doesn’t happen at Rye’s Down to Earth Farmers Market, some of the vendors now welcome the Bread of Life Food Pantry at market close. They are pleased to donate their unsold breads and produce to feed the hungry. Bread of Life then transforms the donated foods into freshly cooked meals that they serve out of fourteen shelters across the Sound Shore area and surrounding region.

“Our vendors at the market are happy to be a part of the community. The shoppers in Rye have supported their farmers market for a long time, the market has grown, and now it’s great to be able to give to those in need,” said Frankie Rowland, Director, Community Relations and Marketing, Down to Earth Markets.

Down to Earth Markets started the Rye Farmers Market in 2004. Now in its 10th season, the year-around market has 14 full-season vendors and a regular roster of day vendors. They sell seasonal produce, pasture-raised meat and poultry, cheeses, breads and baked goods, locally-roasted coffees and nuts, pickles, prepared foods to go, and much more. The market is held every Sunday, from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm, in the parking lot behind the Purchase Street stores, and hosted by the Rye Merchants Association.

Pastor Pasquale Falco and his wife, Sherri Falco, of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ started the Bread of Life Food Pantry, based at the church, in early 2013. It began with a merchant’s donation of 300 bagels in Harrison, NY. Now only eight months later, it’s expanding in its mission to feed the poor through numerous food donations.
“Our shelters serve approximately 500 meals a day to men, women, and families — often people who are recovering from abuse. Now with the farmers market donations, we can make them nice, healthy meals. They appreciate it immensely,” said Pastor Pasquale.

Down to Earth Farmers Markets is a mission-driven company that curates and manages approximately twenty farmers markets in and around New York City. We believe that seasonal, local food is a vital part of our heritage that ensures the health of our communities and environment. DowntoEarthMarkets.com

For more information about The Bread of Life Food Pantry, please call 914-602-9783. ###