Bread of Life awarded $400,000 over 10 years from Cummings Foundation Sustaining Grants, May 16, 2019
Bread of Life, a community based nonprofit food distribution organization serving Malden and several surrounding communities, was recently awarded a $400,000 sustaining grant from the Cummings Foundation.
Bread of Life is one of 50 organizations selected to share $15 million in grants over the next 10 years.
The grant was awarded to Bread of Life to continue to increase access to nutritious and culturally-appropriate food for diverse and marginalized low-income families and empower populations being served who can then participate in the operation and decision-making process of the food pantry.
Executive Director Gabriella Snyder Stelmack and Development Director Patty Kelly represented Bread of Life at a May 2 Awards Night at Trade Center in Woburn.
“The Cummings Foundation, Bill Cummings and the many volunteers, are extraordinary,” said Stelmack. “They not only fund specific projects, but make a serious long-term investment in us, building our capacity and helping ensure that our communities continue to prosper as a result.”
Sustaining grant organizations were selected by a volunteer committee, including Committee Chair Paul Lohnes.
“The organization is a magical combination of a veteran executive director, a fully committed board, hundreds of dedicated volunteers and resilient and grateful clients,” said Lohnes. “Bread of Life feeds bodies and souls.”