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Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is the mission of the Greensburg Community Bread of Life?
    Our mission is “faithfully working together to provide a free meal to those in need.”
  • How long has Greensburg Community Bread of Life been open?
    The Bread of Life has been serving the Greensburg community since 2002.
  • Who leads the Greensburg Community Bread of Life?
    Melissa Foist is the executive director and co-founder of the Bread of Life, with a staff of five part-time employees. The Bread of Life has a pool of 400 volunteers working an average of 175 hours per week.
  • Who does Greensburg Community Bread of Life serve?
    The Bread of Life provides meals for the working poor, the unemployed, the homeless, the elderly on fixed incomes, those on disability, and those who are in a time of need.
  • Where does the food that is served to patrons come from?
    Food is recovered or rescued from several sources such as local grocery stores, restaurants, school cafeterias, caterers, local farmers/growers, and meat lockers. Food rescue is the practice of gleaning edible food that would otherwise go to waste because of the sell by date or overabundance. The Bread of Life uses Safe Food Handling methods and transforms this food into a free hot meal.
  • Are patrons ever required to pay for their meals?
    The Bread of Life provides a free hot meal to anyone experiencing hunger and are unable to provide for themselves. Some patrons give back in the spirit of gratitude by helping in the kitchen, providing handyman and yard/kitchen maintenance, or volunteering if they see a need. When able, patrons will leave a token of appreciation in our goodwill donation jar.
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