Bread of Life, a Malden-based non-profit food distribution organization, has been awarded a $10,000 donation from Winchester Cooperative Bank for its capital campaign to build a new facility.
Founded in 1980, Bread of Life is a one of the largest providers and distributors of food to at risk families in the communities north of Boston. In 2019, Bread of Life served one million meals to hungry, homeless, and isolated families and individuals. Programs provided by Bread of Life include serving free evening meals four nights per week in Malden, and offering food pantry services to families residing in 10 communities: Malden, Medford, Everett, Saugus, Stoneham, Wakefield, Melrose, Reading, North Reading, and Winchester. Bread of Life also delivers food to senior citizens in public housing and to at-risk teens and homeless families sheltered in local motels.
Bread of Life is currently working on an “Under One Roof Campaign” to build a new facility where all services can be provided in one building: kitchen, food pantries and a resource multi-service community hall. As part of the building project, 14 units of permanent affordable studio apartments for formerly homeless individuals and veterans will be built, to be owned and operated by the nonprofit Metro North Housing Corp. The Winchester Co-operative donation will benefit the Under One Roof Campaign. In honor of the donation, part of the landscape design will be named the Winchester Co-operative Bank Greenscape.
“We are excited to partner with Winchester Co-operative Bank as we ensure that Bread of Life is able to serve more people more efficiently well into the future,” said Gabriella Snyder Stelmack, Bread of Life Executive Director, “Bread of Life’s work helps improve health and nutrition for thousands of low-income and struggling families.”
For more information about Bread of Life and the Under One Roof Campaign, visit: www.breadoflifemalden.org.