Comments for a Cause brings a lot of people together in a lot of different ways. I am blessed to have so many people that support my charitable efforts here on It’s Just Life. I know that everyone has limited time and it means the world to me and to our charities to know that so many of my readers intentionally click to read and leave a comment simply because of Comments for a Cause. I have always said I have the best readers and it is the truth.
In July I highlighted a little project that my niece, Carla, is doing to help out students at her school in Columbus, Ohio. She is sponsoring a Toiletry Drive to collect full size toiletry items for her students to have to help them cope with some of the challenges that they face daily with inadequate personal care items. I applaud her for going above and beyond her job and for seeing the need of so many of her students.
Carla has received a lot of donations already and our donation of $200 thanks to all of your comments will help to fill some of those bags for her students. If you are interested in donating on our own she has created an Amazon wishlist so folks can order and have the items sent directly to her. It’s so easy and special thank you to those of you who have already done this. It means a lot to both of us.
August’s Comments for a Cause is a local soup kitchen located here in Brevard, NC at 248 S. Caldwell Street. Bread of Life has a long history of serving meals to the folks of Brevard that goes back to 1996 when Brevard natives, Pam and Wayne Brown, approached Mike and Kathy Moguel who owned Poets, Prophets and Pastries. This was a religious bookstore on Caldwell Street that sold coffee, pastries, and cakes that they made on site. Pam and Wayne asked permission to borrow their kitchen once a month and they offered free assistance to, and fellowship with, those in Transylvania County who were struggling. When Pam and Wayne moved due to a job relocation Mike and Kathy keep up the concept and expanded upon it. Bread of Life was underway.
In 2006 Pam needed to step down due to health concerns and Tom Little, a retired electronics entrepreneur, stepped up to help with the ministry. . The building was purchased , a board was created and Michael Collins the previous owner of Essence of Thyme (another local coffee shop) was brought on as the operations manager. The current building was purchased in 2009 with the help of Earl Rabb and a local bank and the ministry continues to grow.
The mission of Bread of Life is simple:
The mission of the Bread of Life Free Community Kitchen is to provide nutritious meals in a safe and secure environment and to share our food with those in need in Transylvania County.
The Bread of Life serves free meals Monday through Friday from 10 am until 2 pm. Delivery is available for shut ins. The first Friday of the month pantry boxes are available to guests to take home and emergency boxes are available upon request.
I love supporting local places and have fond memories of volunteering in various soup kitchens over the years. I am anxious to check out this place that my own church supports and am happy to support them this month as our featured Comments for a Cause.
For every comment made on ANY post on It’s Just Life Chris and I will make a 50 cent donation ($500 cap) to Bread of Life. I am excited to share a little of what we have with them. Please feel free to follow them on Facebook by clicking here or by checking out their website for more information. If you are in the area I am sure they would love to pull up a chair for you and share a meal.