Our mission is to inspire community collaboration and enrich the lives of our most vulnerable neighbors with nutritious food served with dignity and respect. Our core values are: nourishment, inclusiveness, collaboration, human affirmation and sustainability
How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
We are so grateful to everyone who donates to us through Pick.Click.Give. - these pledges support the Bread Line, Inc's many programs. We served more than 27,000 meals last year - and gave out over 10,000 sandwiches - to people in our community who needed it. We also graduated nine people from our job training program, had dozens of local kids participate in a monthly volunteer day and grew more than 2000 pounds of vegetables in our community garden.
Though the generosity of Alaskans everywhere, we feed anyone who is hungry, without question. Our guests include the homeless, those suffering from chronic substance abuse, low-income individuals and families, people who have suffered a loss, such as a fire, divorce, or death that has left them without sufficient resources to achieve food security on their own. There are seniors there daily, who, though housed, must make choices about rent versus food, some guests with mental health issues and others who are just between jobs or temporarily in a tough spot. Everyone is welcome at the Bread Line.
The Bread Line, Inc. operates four main programs from our 507 Gaffney location aimed at feeding those in need and creating paths to self-sufficiency: the Stone Soup Cafe chef creates hot, nutritious meals every weekday from 7:30-9:30AM - we also offer a sack lunch to go; the Stone's Throw culinary job training program empowers people with barriers to employment by teaching job and life skills in a twelve week class, lead by three professional chef instructors; during the summer, the Stone Soup Community Garden grows healthy vegetables to supplement community food donations and provides fresh greens to several downtown assisted living facilities; once a month we host a Kid's Cafe, where local families help prepare food for the following week and talk about the importance of community service.
All funds that come to us through Pick.Click.Give. are designated for operations - those things that are necessary for us to fulfill our mission. Your donation helps purchase food and supplies, fuel oil and electricity - all the things crucial to keeping our doors open and the dining room warm five days a week, every week of the year.
If you would like more information or would like to become involved, please email email@example.com or visit our website at breadlineak.org.