In 1989 with a truckload of donated snacks given to needy families in Winter Garden, a seed was planted that would later become Bread of life Fellowship, Inc. By 1994, the initiative had grown into a non-profit, faith-based organization. During the next few years, BOLF consistently served more families with food and spiritual nourishment. A new 6,600 square foot warehouse was built and dedicated in 2012 allowing us to serve more organizations more efficiently. In 2014 we were able to feed 145,674 adults & 42,531 children, resulting in 815 commitments to Christ. We tracked 30,250 volunteer hours between our warehouse and outreach programs. We received 2.6 million pounds of donated goods from companies all over Florida to help feed the hungry in our own backyard (see our Sponsors tab for businesses that donate goods on a regular basis).
We currently operate programs in the following counties in and around Central & North Florida!
Alachua, Bradford, Brevard, Calhoun, Citrus, Dixie, Gadsden, Gilchrest, Hillsborough, Jackson, Jefferson, Lake, Levy, Liberty, Marion, Martin, Osceola, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Seminole, Sumter, Volusia, Wakulla and Counties.
Our vision for Southeastern Food Bank is to grow in our ability to:
* Serve others; to build up the whole person - body, soul and spirit. * Empower people to serve those in need. * Improve our facilities, vehicles and food suppliers. * Expand from a regional to a national organization!