The Bread Line engages in community collaboration to enrich the lives of our most vulnerable neighbors. By serving free, nutritious food in a safe space and providing a path to economic security, we serve people in the Fairbanks area with respect, as we have since 1984. Our core values are: nourishment, inclusiveness, collaboration, human affirmation and sustainability
How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
We are grateful to everyone who donates to us through Pick.Click.Give. - local donations make up 75% of our income and these pledges support the Bread Line, Inc's many programs. Last year, we served over 27,000 hot meals and gave out over 10,000 sandwiches. We also graduated nine people from our job training program, had dozens of local kids participate in a monthly family volunteering day and harvested more than 2,000 pounds of produce in our community garden.
Though the generosity of Alaskans, we feed anyone who is hungry, without question. Our guests include people who are homeless, some afflicted with the hardship of untreated mental illnesses or chronic substance abuse. We also serve low-income individuals and families as well as people who have suffered a devastating loss, such as a fire, divorce, or death that left them without the resources to achieve food security on their own. There are seniors here who - though housed - must make choices between rent and food. Some of our guests are itinerant workers, between jobs or people struggling to find employment at all. Everyone is welcome at the Bread Line; our unofficial motto is "love all, serve all" - and we do.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at breadlineak.org.