Bread of Life Pantry receives outpouring of community support

'We are so blessed,' director says

BALDWIN — Bread of Life Pantry in Baldwin continues to receive community support in the form of financial donations and volunteer hours.

Team Wesco in Baldwin held a corporate campaign to raise money for a nonprofit of their choice from Nov. 1 through Jan.1.

The campaign raised $5,572, exceeding their goal by over $500. A check for the total amount was recently presented to Bread of Life Pantry director Lynne Mills to support their ongoing mission.

“They are already looking for ways to raise even more for us this year,” Mills said.

In addition, Baldwin High School Student Council collected food items and held a spring flower sale last year, and poinsettia sales in November, raising $500, which was donated to the pantry and the Marne American Legion mobile pantry donated their extra food to Bread of Life.

“We are so blessed with an amazing community that continues to provide support for our pantry, in turn, helping their community,”  Mills. “When I asked why they chose Bread of Life Pantry, everyone replied ‘We want to make a difference in the community. Choosing Bread of Life Pantry, helps to make a difference for hundreds of families every week.’
 
“Their generosity is heartwarming and inspiring,” she continued. “Our volunteers work really hard at keeping the pantry open and serving our neighbors. Our donation partners make it possible to do what we do. Great job team Feed the Hungry!”