One of the most rewarding aspects of the work I do at the Bread of Life is partnering with the youth in our community who have a desire to help others. I found during the initial stages of Covid and now during the aftermath of Ida so many teens with a desire to help their neighbor. In the past few days there has been an outpouring of support from the RHS Football Team, RHS Soccer Team, Row America, the Boy Scouts and Rye families too numerous to count. There are kids baking cookies for cleanup volunteers, families cooking meals for neighbors with devastated kitchens and teens organizing food drives. Volunteers are clearing out basements, garages and even destroyed first floor spaces. Carpets are being ripped up, dumpsters are being filled and special bonds are being formed. Everyone who is present is witnessing love in action and what it truly means to love your neighbor!
From all of us at the Bread of Life, we would like to extend a very public “thank you” to all who have brought a renewed sense of hope to many families during this difficult time.
Food donations may be dropped off at 65 Orchard Avenue in Rye. Financial donations may be made via Venmo Bread Life @Bread-of-Life orwww.GivingTreeGlobal.org.