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Dear Friends, The German philosopher Meister Eckhart said, “If the only prayer we ever say is thank you, it will be enough.” Eckhart’s words echo in my soul this month. I can’t thank all of you enough for the support you provided this past year. Because of YOU we have accomplished so much together: serving record...

Dear Friends, March 2022 marks the 40th Anniversary of St. John’s Bread and Life! Over the past 40 years, we have served an estimated 20 million meals to our neighbors in need across Brooklyn and Queens. We are thankful for the wisdom and foresight of the Daughters of Charity, the Vincentians, and the parishioners of St....

Dear Friends, One of my favorite movies as a child was How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I guess I liked it  because, in the end, the Grinch discovers the true meaning of Christmas. It’s not about presents, flashy clothes, or spending lots of money — it's about sharing the gift of love with others. It's about...

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 Breakfast and Lunch will be served in a combined "grab and go" bag from 10am to 12pm. Mail service is...

Dear Friends,As we begin the month of November we have so much to look forward to and to be thankful for. Just a few days ago we elected our new mayor Eric Adams whose tasks include repairing the city’s economy, fixing the educational system, reducing crime, increasing funding to emergency food programs and, most importantly,...

Dear Friends, Recently I had the opportunity to attend a church service and BBQ at the Plymouth Church. I was inspired by the minister’s reflection entitled, “God’s Love Letters,” which was intended to recognize the special people in our lives who influence us along our life’s journey. To paraphrase the Rev. Younger, we need to acknowledge...

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...