December 14, 2012
St. John’s Bread and Life was recognized during Wednesday’s 121212
The Concert for Sandy Relief for its efforts in aiding the victims
of Hurricane Sandy. In
the days after the storm, Bread and Life teamed up with the Robin
Hood Foundation, driving the Mobile Soup Kitchen into some of the
hardest hit areas of Brooklyn to deliver hot meals and warm clothes
to those in need.
During the December 12 concert at Madison Square Garden, talk show
host Jimmy Fallon, who was born in Brooklyn, acknowledged the
efforts of the Bread and Life staff, commending them on being able
to “get their mobile food unit in through all the devastation,
amazingly,” and allowing the first hot meals to be delivered to the
heavily hit area of Coney Island.
Watch the clip here:
Bread and Life’s Annual Sponsor-A-Family gift packing and
distribution will take place Sunday Dec 16. Food, clothing and toys will
be distributed to more than 2,000 families and 1,000 individuals
facing difficult circumstances this Christmas.
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