Bread for Life

Bread for Life Bread for Life is a campaign to help eliminate hunger in the Flushing schools in the name of Jesus! Each week, Flushing Michigan area churches and volunteers prepare bags that are packed with healthy foods for local school age children to take home for the weekend.

Operating as usual

12/28/2020

Just a friendly reminder that we do not have bread for life this week. We will resume on Tuesday January 5th.

12/16/2020

Today is day 10 in the countdown of the 12 days before Christmas as we share another worthy ministry for you to bless and support. Today I would like to encourage you to consider supporting Holy Cross's own Bread for Life Ministry. Kelly Jacobs, its director, told me yesterday that we are now feeding an all-time record 109 children in need every week. Because of Covid, our major fundraiser for Break for Life- the Wake the Bear Run was forced to reschedule its run date and then convert the run date to a virtual setting this fall. We raised a good amount of funds thanks to the generosity of so many runners and businesses, but it was still substantially less than what we normally raise. We have received one unexpected grant from our Flushing Community Foundation early on the pandemic which was very helpful, but now with record numbers of children needing assistance our challenge is to keep feeding all of these wonderful children throughout the rest of the school year. If you would like to help out - you can give through our Holy Cross APP - @TheCross clicking on the "GIVE" button on the home page or going to our website - www.holycrosslutheran.com and scroll down on the home page to DONATE and indicate your gift is for Bread for Life. Or you can send in your gift to Holy Cross Lutheran Church 1209 Coutant St. Flushing, MI 48433.

12/01/2020

Reminder: Pick up is tonight from 5:30 - 6:00p.m.
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11/23/2020

UPDATE PLEASE SHARE:

2020 has certainly been keeping us on our toes. With Flushing Community Schools closing through the end of this year, we wanted to let our Bread for Life families know that we will still be giving out bags on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:00 through December 22nd and we will resume after the first of the year on January5th. If you are not a part of this program and are in need, please contact your school coordinator as soon as possible. If you have any questions please contact me through facebook messenger. Thank you

Kelly Jacobs
Bread for Life Coordinator

11/01/2020

Hello All,
It has been a while since I posted anything on our page, for which I am very sorry. I've been working on a way to keep our volunteers safe while making sure the children in our community who need food bags will receive them. I have come up with a plan, and we will begin bagging food this Tuesday, November 3rd and bags will be distributed to Flushing schools on Thursday, November 5th. For those who have signed up to pick up bags instead of receiving them at school should come to Holy Cross Lutheran Church on Tuesday between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Drive up to the entrance doors and I will be there to give you your bags. We are not allowing pack your own bags. If you have not filled out your registration forms or have not received them, please contact your school coordinator. If you have volunteered in the past and would like to do so again, please contact me at [email protected] for more information or you can send a Facebook message.
Thank you,
Kelly

03/18/2020

PLEASE READ ALL THE WAY THROUGH:

Hello all,
Even though Flushing Community Schools are closed we will still be continuing our Bread for Life program, just in a new way. Beginning Thursday, March 19th, families who are currently signed up for the program will be able to pick up their bag(s) on Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. A parent ID and name of child(ren) in the program will be needed. This is a drive-up service at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Drive through is located in the parking lot of the church. No pack your own bags will be done. We are unsure how long we will be doing this system, but are trying to make every effort in providing meals for our children over the weekend.

To my driving volunteers: Thank you for the time you have spent driving our food to the schools. We will let you know if and when we will need you again this year.

To my bagging volunteers: Because the Flushing schools were not open on Friday the 13th, I will not need help in bagging this week. Thank you for volunteering. I will call you to set up a volunteer rotation.

Thank you to all for your support and understanding

Kelly Jacobs
Bread for Life Coordinator

11/08/2019

2020 BREAD FOR LIFE BAGGING DATES

January:
Thursday 2nd - NO Bread for Life
Thursday 9th
Thursday 16th
Thursday 23rd
Thursday 30th

February:
All Thursdays

March:
All Thursdays

April:
Thursday 2nd - No Bread for Life
Thursday 9th - No Bread for Life
Thursday 16th
Thursday 23rd
Thursday 30th

May:
Thursday May 7th
Thursday May 14th
Thursday May 21st - LAST DAY - Don't forget Dinner Included

PLEASE NOTE:!!! NO BAGGING WILL BE DONE IF THERE IS A SNOW DAY AND NO BAG DELIVERY IF SNOW DAY

11/08/2019

2019 BREAD FOR LIFE BAGGING DATES:

November:
Thursday 14th
Thursday 21st
Thursday 28th - NO BREAD FOR LIFE

December:
Thursday 5th
Thursday 12th
Thursday 19th
Thursday 26th - NO BREAD FOR LIFE

11/08/2019

I must apologize I have been away from facebook so I forgot to post even after I was asked to do this. First things first, Flushing Schools do not have school today so there is no pick up by our drivers this morning. Second the next Post will have the rest of the 2019 calendar.

09/05/2019

School has started and we will soon. Bread for Life will start putting together bags on Thursday, September 26th for delivery to schools on September 27th. If you are interested in volunteering an hour a week of your time, please private message Bread for Life. Looking forward to another great school year!

01/31/2019

According to the news Flushing schools will once again be closed on Thursday, January 31st. Bread for Life will still meet at 5:00 pm for those volunteers who are able to pack bags. Please be safe if you can make it. If you can't make it we understand. We just want to be prepared if school is in session on Friday.

11/08/2018

Reminder: No school on Friday so we will NOT be bagging meals Thursday, November 8th. See everyone Thursday November 15th at 5:00pm. Have a great week!!!

09/03/2018

Hello All!!! This is Kelly and I am excited to say that Bread for Life will be starting back up on Thursday, October 4th for the 2018-2019 school year. We bag meals on Thursdays beginning at 5:00 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering about an hour a week of your time, please message me and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have or if you've volunteered in the past, I'll sign you up for the upcoming year. Thank you and I can't wait to see each of you!😊

06/15/2018

The Genesee District Library will once again be partnering with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan to offer Meet Up and Eat Up this summer.

The Genesee District Library will have 3 locations that are part of the summer Meet Up and Eat Up program, the Beecher, Genesee Township, and Headquarters locations. The program starts on Monday, June 18th and is available Monday through Friday. Please contact these locations for more information.

06/11/2018

Meet Up and Eat Up provides locations throughout the mid-Michigan area where lunch is available all throughout the summer for children 18 years and younger. Most sites, in addition to a healthy meal, also offer a time for some outdoor summer fun. No sign up is necessary - just show up! Call 211 or text Food to 877877 for a location near you. For more information visit https://goo.gl/pt5epc.

The Genesee District Library at 4195 Pasadena is a Meet Up and Eat Up location.

05/26/2018

Our 2017-2018 season is officially over. Thank you to the many volunteers we have had this year. God certainly blessed us! See you in the fall.

03/22/2018

Looking forward to meeting the Junior Girl Scout Troop who will be helping us pack bags tonight.

01/18/2018

Volunteers: we do not need you on Thursday, January 18th, please join us on the 25th to help pack bags. If you have any questions please message me. Thank you. -Kelly

01/12/2018

Flushing has cancelled school today, Friday, January 12, 2018.

11/07/2017

Reminder there is NO bread for Life this week Thursday November 9th. See you next week.

10/08/2017

Bread For Life 2017/2018 will begin Thursday October 19th. Volunteers come at 5pm and our B4L kids are able to come pack between 5:15pm-5:45pm. Message me if you have any questions.

05/25/2017

Tonight is the last night of Bread for Life for this school year!

Reminder of our April Schedule
04/06/2017

Reminder of our April Schedule

Thanks to The Flushing Girl Scouts Troop 71093, for helping pack bags for our Bread For Life kids. 🍎🍞💚
03/16/2017

Thanks to The Flushing Girl Scouts Troop 71093, for helping pack bags for our Bread For Life kids. 🍎🍞💚

01/26/2017

We are in need of volunteers for tonight Thursday January 26th!!

11/17/2016

We are very thankful for some caring Physical and Occupational therapy team members from HCR ManorCare: Fostrian in Flushing, who donated their turkeys to our program!
Thank-you!
-Elizabeth Smith Coordinator for Bread For Life

2016/2017 Bread for Life Schedule
11/13/2016

2016/2017 Bread for Life Schedule

09/29/2016

Bread For Life 2016/2017 will begin Thursday October 13th. Volunteers come at 5pm and our B4L kids are able to come pack between 5:15pm-5:45pm. Message me if you have any questions.

05/19/2016

We are in serious need of volunteers for tonight Thursday May 19th!! Packing starts at 5pm!

02/25/2016

Bread For Life will be canceled Thursday February 25, 2016 for the safety of our students & volunteers.

01/10/2016

We are in need of volunteers. We pack bags Thursdays 5:00-5:45pm. Email or PM if interested in helping out. [email protected]

11/12/2015

Reminder there is NO bread for Life this week Thursday November 12th. See you next week.

10/04/2015

The 2015/2016 Bread for Life program will begin Thursday Oct 8th. Volunteers start at 5:00pm.

06/17/2015

Meet up & eat up! Summer lunch & snack program with Genesee County Parks. Children 4-18 can participate in a fun program where they get to play on the colorful playground equipment and receive a free lunch and a free snack. Drop in daily at one of five locations for crafts, gardening, nature, games, and all kinds of fun stuff. Monday through Friday from June 22nd to August 27th 11am to 3:30pm. Parents or guardians must complete a release form before kids can participate. locations include Bluebell beach at Pavillion one, Davidson roadside park Pavillion, Flushing County Park Pavillion one, max Brandon Park Pavilion to, and McKinley Park Vista center area. For more information, contact 810-736-7100 or gene see county parks.org

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Kelly we never got a schedule for bfl delivery...what will we be doing this week since there is no school? Joe
On February 23 and March 2 Elms school should have received 7 bags but only received 6...thanks, Joe