Evening Meals Slated for Early 2022

We're exited to announce plans to bring back in person dining early 2022 in a new dining space large enough to accomodate guests, volunteers and staff safely!  Stay tuned...
Farewell From Sue
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 Now Open!
B&R Welcomes new ED Jessica Perrault-Gordon
                                 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.


A fun time was had by all on the Hannah Glover setting out from the Pickering Wharf August 6th! It was wonderful to reconnect with some familiar faces and to introduce new ED Jessica Gordon to the community.
Thanks to all of you who came out, donated raffle items and pitched in to our Giving Board...let's do it again soon.

Our Annual Appeal Has Begun

Our 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. 
Your contribution may help to fund a new larger dining space to safely gather, provide gas for our two outreach vans, purchase food for pantry orders, or make sure we keep the team who make it all possible (with a little help from our friends).

Click Here to give online or start your own fundraising page!    
Dear B&R Family,
As you may have already learned, the arrival of summer will also herald my departure from the role of Director at Bread & Roses. This hasn't been an easy decision to make. I had always thought that I'd be with Bread & Roses for several more years. However, the last year has impacted my life in many ways, leading me to realize that it's time to start the next chapter.

You are all a huge part of what's made Bread & Roses the wonderful place that it is. Since the doors opened over 40 years ago, B&R has been a beacon of hope and safety in Lawrence. The volunteers were a driving force in that. And, along with staff and guests, you've weaved those years into something that really has taken on a life of its own. Our B&R family - that's what's made all the difference.

                             This year has been a challenge like no other and we’ve emerged from the other side stronger and even more dedicated to                                    the mission. I'm proud that I could play a part in not only leading the growth of Bread & Roses - with new programs and a                                  deeper capacity to serve more folks - but also in finding creative ways to meet the need during the pandemic. It was so                                      important for me to ensure that this special place, and the work we do, will endure another four decades.

                             This time has been wonderful. Thank you for all the support, hard work, and inspiration. Be sure to keep in touch, and look
                             for me in the basement early in the morning. My next triumph might be to eventually get the white table. For now, it's time
                             to snuggle some babies and find out what Yellowstone looks like at 5 am. Thank you for sharing my journey with me. - Sue


Are you a helper who’s solution oriented? Do you have experience in fundraising? Channel your passion into action and join the Bread & Roses Fundraising Committee! The committee usually meets monthly, and projects range from events to online auctions to grocery card drives.    Follow this link to learn more!

Seeking Fundraisers!