Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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November 6, 2013

Bread of Life sets another record

GREENSBURG – On Monday, October 21, the Bread of Life Soup Kitchen served 382 meals- the most ever in one day.

Quite a bit of growth has occurred since Bread of Life opened in August of 2002, serving just 13 meals that first day. Thanks to the great support from our community and volunteers, we were able to serve all those meals and did not run out of food.

One of our goals at the Bread of Life is to help people get back on their feet financially after losing their job, having health problems or some other unforeseen loss. A good hot meal, encouragement and love have helped lots of our patrons. Some are now volunteers at the kitchen. However, the growth of people in need is hard to understand and unfortunate in our community- but it is real. The Bread of Life will keep on helping because of the caring people in Greensburg and Decatur County. We are well-blessed.

The Bread of Life just started a new fundraiser. We are selling homemade noodles. There are egg noodles prepared by Bread of Life volunteers. You can purchase a one pound bag for $5 or a two pound bag for $10. They are packaged to make nice gifts for the holidays. You can place your order by calling the Bread of Life Soup Kitchen on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday at 812-663-1055. You can also stop by the soup kitchen on those same days and purchase your noodles.

As a result of the extra food preparation for serving more meals, we are in need of more volunteers. You could help prepare or serve food, or deliver meals by volunteering just once a month. It is fun and you meet new people and feel great when you finish your work. I enjoy delivering meals on the fourth and fifth Wednesday of each month. I experience the true need and appreciation from the patrons. I have made some good friends by simply delivering a meal. Please consider being a volunteer at the Bread of Life. Call 812-662-4887 to learn more.

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