Bridges to Hope is committed to reducing the effects of poverty on individuals and families through education and access to wholesome, essential, nutritious food.
In 2018 we provided food aid assistance to over 10,000 people.
Our programming offers help to any and all who require our services. It's not a hand out - it's a hand up, helping Newfoundland families and individuals move forward in life. Our clients come from to us from all over the Northeast Avalon. They are our neighbors, co - workers, friends. Hunger is not always recognizable. That is why at Bridges to Hope, our motto is "Neighbors feeding Neighbors.
Primarily, we are a Food Aid Center focused on food security. Our hampers include a fresh homemade loaf of bread, prepared daily by our volunteers in our community kitchen. Our hampers also include fresh fruit, and a variety of foods to ensure our clients are properly nourished.
We also offer other programs that are essential to our clients, such as:
We operate a community kitchen, in which our volunteers bake bread and make Homemade Soup.
Our Education Program includes an annual "Bag to School" campaign which provides school bags filled with supplies to primary, elementary, high school and those returning for Adult Basic Education. In 2018 we provided almost 600 school bags.
Also, every year we do 350 Christmas Hampers to ensure our clients can provide a full dinner to their families, so that they can enjoy the holidays, without the worry of lack of food.
What People Are Saying
"Everyday here at Bridges to Hope I get to witness the miracle of kindness. Without the generosity of our donors and volunteers, it would be impossible to carry out our mission of reducing hunger in our community."
— Jody Williams