Since 1985, providing food, dignity and kindness to anyone, of any faith, background or circumstance, who is hungry and in need of a meal.
The Rockland Interfaith Breakfast Program is a free, volunteer-run program that provides a hot breakfast and bagged lunch to anyone who enters through its doors at the United Church of Spring Valley. It is an all-faith supported, non-sectarian program that serves a diverse population from Spring Valley as well as the homeless in Rockland, who are brought in to have a hot meal and place to eat.
Here are some other important facts about the program:
The program is made possible by an unbelievably committed group of 70 dedicated volunteers, 22 from the Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Rockland. Many are well into their active seventies and eighties and have been with the program for over 20 years. The program is also supported by Marianne Leese, RIBP's grant writer and administrator; Carolyn Giles, its program coordinator; and Chris Murray, Helping Hands executive director and on-site facilitator during the mornings.
Equipment and facilities are the original and approaching their useful lifespan, and some days more than 160 individuals come through the doors seeking food and warmth. We need funds to purchase supplies, maintain the stove and range, and buy new cooking utensils and cleaning products. We always need more volunteers for the mornings, and in general we need help to coordinate and plan for the program, and even to do some “heavy lifting” on certain days. Click here to volunteer!
Financial donations are desperately needed and are fully tax-deductible -- 100% of all donations go to this service. Please consider a generous donation now, and a monthly recurring gift to insure the future. Details for how you can make a contribution may be found by clicking on Get Involved.
A Wish List for the Rockland Interfaith Breakfast Program...
Items that Can Be Donated or Underwritten
Volunteer Needs for the Programs Requiring “Man/Woman Power”
Making a Financial Contribution
If you have any questions or ideas about donating goods or funds, or volunteering, please contact us and we will get back to you, usually within 24 hours.
The Rockland Interfaith Breakfast Program gratefully acknowledges support from:
...and the generous contributions of individuals and other organizations.
To contact us for...
Please call us at: 845-356-2863
Our mailing address:
Rockland Interfaith Breakfast Program
Volunteer with RIBP
To become a Rockland Interfaith Breakfast Program volunteer, please download the application PDF below:
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