In addition to serving delicious meals, our primary goal at Not Bread Alone has always been to offer a warm and safe environment for people from all backgrounds and walks of life. All are welcome, no matter what each of our personal struggles might be and we constantly striving to foster a positive environment during our meals. We recently added staff hours to provide stronger support during our meals.
We now are thrilled to have two staff on site 11-2 during weekend meals, when our program is at its busiest! Now, while one staff member focuses on the volunteers and meal preparation, the other is a consistent presence in the dining room, supporting the many people (up to 90) who join us for meals on a regular basis. The dining room staff provides a listening ear, without having to cut conversations short in order to make sure a pot of beans isn’t burning in the kitchen. He or she personally welcomes newcomers and introduces them to our community.
And, most importantly, this person fosters the inclusive, friendly, comfortable and safe environment we strive so hard to maintain – and that is the very core of our mission. Now, more than ever, we need your support to ensure comfort and safety in our services, essential to the well-being of all who partake in our meals. We are grateful to be able to provide this additional staff support; please click here to help us to keep it going!
With only one part-time coordinator to plan meals and run the kitchen, Not Bread Alone depends on a consistent and reliable core of volunteers to set up, cook, serve, clean up, and welcome guests. Our volunteers include community and church groups, individuals, students, retirees—anyone, old and young alike.
To volunteer, please click here to fill out our online volunteer registration. Or you can contact Bob Stover Program Supervisor at (413) 548-1271 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Food Drive and “Adopt a Supply” Program:
Food collections for Not Bread Alone are always welcome! Supplies such as cooking oil, napkins and coffee are always needed and gratefully accepted. Please consider “adopting” an item that your family or organization would be willing to donate on a regular basis.