Feeding the body, mind and spirit since 1982
St. John’s Bread and Life’s mission is to ensure that all people have access to healthy nutritious food and services that help maintain stability and work toward greater independence.
In 1982, St. John’s Bread and Life was founded to address the needs of individuals and families living in the Bedford Stuyvesant community who faced multiple challenges. Originally housed in the basement of St. John the Baptist church, the agency moved to its current location in 2008. The state of the art building provides a warm and welcoming environment for all guests providing a wide array of comprehensive services, easy access and helping individuals and families move from crisis situations to greater permanency.