Evening Meals to Return in 2022

We're exited to announce plans to bring back in person dining! First in the spring, serving meals outside at 58 Newbury - then to transition in July to a new dining space large enough to accomodate guests, volunteers and staff safely!  Stay tuned...
After what seems like the longest year ever, Bread & Roses is now open for Grab & Go meals and pantry orders. Community Food Outreach continues apace, delivering thousands of pounds of bulk food and prepared meals to churches and agencies serving the most vulnerable in Lawrence. 
This outreach update captures Angelo as he traverses Greater Lawrence delivering food (with a little help from volunteers).
This recent Eagle Tribune article and Boston Globe article feature our outreach activities in response to Covid 19.
Our Doors Are Open!
B&R Welcomes Jessica Perrault-Gordon

"Better Together" Campaign Sprints Past the Finish!

Our Annual Appeal theme this year is "Better Together" - reflecting our return to the heart of what we do - providing a haven where the community can gather together for evening meals and provide fellowship. We're excited to share that with your help, we raised over $137,000! Once again, our caring community comes together to make sure we can continue extend our mission of food access for all in Lawrence and the Merrimack Valley.
Do you love planning events? Our signature comedy event, "Live.Love.LAUGH" is back in June, and we want you to be a part of it!  
Help find auction and raffle items and event sponsors, recruit volunteers, and have fun in the celebration. Shoot an email to Julia to learn more.

Seeking Event Planners

Don't miss this fun evening of comedy and community under the stars at Smolak Farms! Enjoy appetizers, raffle, a full cash bar, firepit and 90 minutes of hilarious stand up comedy. Proceeds support our programs for the whole year.

Be sure to grab your tickets now - availability is limited and we always sell out!
                                 Transitions are afoot at Bread & Roses! We are excited to welcome new Executive Director Jessica Perrault-Gordon.
                                Jessica has lived in the Merrimack Valley since 2004 and has worked in the nonprofit arena, within the region, since 2010.                                    She holds a Master’s Degree in Substance Abuse Counseling and has worked in the nonprofit field for over 13 years. Jessica                                  brings extensive experience with individuals facing addiction, incarceration, homelessness, and mental illness and remains                                     steadfast in her passion for social justice and economic equity for all. Jessica is overjoyed to begin her journey as Director.                                   She is excited to step in during this transitional period and lead our community into the future with                                                                     kindness and compassion.