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Dear Friends,It’s been just over 6 weeks since the pandemic struck. I am sure that you can agree with me that our lives have been changed forever. We self-isolate to protect ourselves and those around us. Our new dress code requires us to wear masks and gloves, wash our hands frequently, and practice social distancing...

During this COVID-19 crisis many people have asked us what they can do to help. Here is a quick guide:Yes, do this:1. Donate money to your local, open food pantry. Do research online to figure out where your local pantries are and call or check online to make sure they are still in operation.2. Post the information...

Dear Friends,As I was driving to Bread and Life this week, I couldn’t help but think how much our lives have changed in just a few short days. My usual hour drive took just 30 minutes, and the normally crowded streets were nearly empty. I marveled at the fact that so many people were following...

I’ve been thinking a lot about the pending SNAP cuts that will affect more than 70,000 New Yorkers. All of us in the emergency food world know what kind of impact that will have on those we serve. How will we meet the demand at Bread and Life? Will we have enough to meet the...

Many of you have heard about the potentially devastating cuts to the SNAP program announced by the Department of Agriculture that will affect more than 700,000 vulnerable individuals, 70,000 of whom are in New York City alone. These drastic cuts are set to take effect on April 1 and will either reduce or eliminate needed food...