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SERVICE SCHEDULE BEGINNING THE WEEK OF MONDAY, JULY 6, 2020 Please note that services will be available Monday - Thursday Pantry bags will be available from 8am to 1pm - 1 bag per individual per week will be provided - multiple bags are available to family units Breakfast and Lunch will be served in a combined "grab and go"...

July marked the start of the Olympics. All of us around the world are feeling unified through sport, marveling at some of the finest athletes around the world, amazed at the passion they have for doing what they love. In so many ways our staff are Olympians. Each day as they get ready to welcome...

July marked the start of the Olympics. All of us around the world are feeling unified through sport, marveling at some of the finest athletes around the world, amazed at the passion they have for doing what they love. In so many ways our staff are Olympians. Each day as they get ready to welcome...

Dear Friends, As we begin the long, hot days of summer we are mindful of the motto that has sustained us during this past year: Stay motivated, work hard and make things happen! Since the onset of the pandemic, our staff and volunteers have remained committed to serving our neighbors here in Bedford Stuyvesant and the surrounding...

Dear Friends,Last week the NY Yankees accomplished something that is so hard to do -- they saw one of their star pitchers toss a no-hitter and then, just a few days later, pull out a win with a triple play and a walk off home run. How amazing is that? At their lowest point this...

Dear Friends, “Never fail to act.” There are no truer words than those spoken by Elie Wiesel, the famed Nobel Prize winning author and Holocaust survivor. These words continue to call us to action here at Bread and Life. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been challenged every day to act. We’ve faced many...

Dear Friends, I love the month of March -- spring arrives, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and those of us who are sports fans revel in the excitement of college basketball and March Madness! Last year at this time, March Madness was cancelled, theatres went dark, and the St. Patrick’s Day parade was cancelled. Churches closed, people...

Dear Friends, As we begin Lent I can’t help but think of these words from Pope Francis’ Ash Wednesday message: "love is a gift that gives meaning to our lives. It enables us to view those in need as members of our own family, as friends, brothers or sisters. A small amount, if given with love,...

Dear Friends,The Roman philosopher Seneca said “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” Isn’t this true of this new year? We have the opportunity to start anew - with new leadership and a focus on building bridges and bringing people together rather than tearing one another down.As I listened to President Biden’s inaugural...

Dear Friends,Over the holidays I had a chance to see a report on Good Riddance Day - a day inspired by a Latin American tradition to give people a chance to rid one negative thing from their lives and add a good wish for the upcoming year. For me, I want to return to normal....