December 4, 2020

Bread of Life Food Pantry Responds to Community Needs


The Bread of Life Food Pantry which is housed at Newman Congregational Church, UCC did things a differently for their recent opening.

Due to the physical distancing restrictions and the decision of the church to suspend all in-person gatherings, the Food Pantry was in need of making modifications to its typical routine in order to meet the needs of the community. And in doing so, enlisted the help of many new volunteers from the community.

Multiple, small volunteer crews worked hard over the course of the days leading up to the opening to pre-bag groceries for the pantry’s clients. On the evening of the pantry opening, clients were met in the parking lot and volunteers loaded groceries directly into their cars.

Each family received four bags of groceries, one of which was filled with produce and bread.

In times such as this, it is these examples of the community coming together to meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable among us that brings us hope. Thank you to all of the community members who stepped up to volunteer. And thank you to the many, many who financially support the Bread of Life Food Pantry. This ministry would not exist without you.

The pantry will be open again on April 14th and 28th from 5-7 pm.

Bread of Life Food Pantry
c/o Newman Congregational Church, United Church of Christ
PO BOX 4764
Rumford, RI 02916

For more information, contact Rev. Timoth Sylvia at 401-434-4742 ext 11.


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