In alignment with our mission to provide opportunities to end homelessness, we are proud to offer a community meals program open to all who are hungry. In Salem, we offer meals at both our main campus and Grace Center, day resource center. At the Grace Center in Gloucester, we offer breakfast and lunch daily.
A majority of our residents struggle with diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure because of a lifestyle based on being forced to eat unhealthy foods due to a lack of funds and nutritional knowledge. Our meals program ensures our clients are given the best shot possible at being active participants in their journey to lives of independence and self-sufficiency.
With a focus on nutrition, the kitchen staff and volunteers incorporate freshly harvested produce into meals from our Seeds of Hope Garden. Residents are more inclined to make healthy eating choices, which improve their nutritional intake because they feel a sense of pride in their harvest.
Karen Andrew, Kitchen Manager
You can help at any age! One of these wonderful young girls, Carys even chose to have her birthday celebration at Lifebridge by serving a community meal with friends.