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Volunteers make the difference at Bread of Life

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  Hundreds of volunteers make a big difference in the lives of local families struggling to put food on the table. With a staff of just 16 employees, Bread of Life volunteers enabled the organization during 2021 to provide groceries to 37,700 households that included 107,800 adults, children and seniors. All told, BOL distributed 83,700 bags of groceries; delivered 10,500 grocery orders to senior citizens, disabled residents and COVID-quarantined households; distributed 3,036 nutrition backpacks to students in Everett public schools; and provided 47,400 prepared meals through its evening meal program.

  Bread of Life is always seeking more volunteers who are interested in connecting with the community. It also welcomes high school and college students who need community service hours.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  Make valentine cards for our families and drop off at 109 Madison St., Malden by Feb. 4th.

Monday through Friday: 12-5 pm unloading food deliveries, sorting foods, shelving, cleaning, bagging groceries, etc. in the food pantry warehouse at 109 Madison St., Malden.

Thursdays: 8:30-11:30 am bagging groceries for Everett Mobile Market at 109 Madison St., Malden.

Thursdays: 3-5 pm distributing groceries for Everett Mobile Market at the Lafayette School, 117 Edith St., Everett.

Mondays: 10 am-12 pm, deliver backpacks to Everett public schools, or assist coordinator in making the deliveries.

  To volunteer, call 781-397-0404 or see www.breadoflifemalden.org/volunteer

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