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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 providedBreakfast 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...

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,...