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Bridge Bread

Bridge Bread is a social entrepreneurship initiative designed to provide job opportunities for homeless/formerly homeless individuals.  The goal is to help disadvantaged and marginalized people engage in a financially rewarding effort that enhances self-worth, promotes dignity, and enables the guests to help themselves.

Manchester UMC sells Bridge Bread before and after worship services on Saturdays and Sundays, with all proceeds returning to the bakers to help provide them a safe place to live and a bus pass each month.

Help Sell Bridge Bread

Bridge Bread is sold in the lobby between Saturday evening and Sunday morning services at Manchester UMC.

Volunteers are needed to:

  1. Pick up fresh-baked bread from the bakery on Saturday between 10a and noon, and deliver them to Manchester UMC between 1 and 3p on Saturdays.
  2. Sell bread on SaturdaySunday mornings (8:30a to 12:15p) between worship services at Manchester UMC.

Support Bridge Bread

Order your baked goods directly from Bridge Bread!  Additional items can be ordered ahead of time and picked up at Manchester UMC during worship times. Below is an easy ordering link:

Upcoming Bridge Bread Promotions

  • Season of Giving –  Again this year during Season of Giving, please consider supporting Bridge Bread by purchasing the bakery items on Sundays or Saturdays, OR by donating to Bridge Bread.

Information about Bridge Bread

This video was created by Bridge Bread’s banking partner, and gives an overview of how and why Bridge Bread came to be. Thank you, Busey Bank for your time and talent!

May 3, 2022 – KMOV segment on Bridge Bread: “Local bakery hiring homeless workers says attempts to find housing has hit roadblocks, asking city and landlords for help” View KMOV Bridge Bread segment

For more information about Bridge Bread, contact the Director of Mission, Liz Shuburte.


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