Lehigh Acres Citizen
Some 99,772 loaves of bread handed out in Lehigh in 2011
Every Friday morning, my husband, Art Butler-Lowrie's alarm goes off at 3
a.m. That gives him 45 minutes to get awake, and meet the crew from Faith
Lutheran Church to ride into Fort Myers and pick up bread for the people in need of Lehigh Acres, and get it back home for distribution by 7 a.m.
Over 2011, close to 100,000 loaves of bread have been given away to those in Lehigh Acres who need bread and cannot afford to buy it.
Faith Lutheran is located at 705 East Leeland Heights Blvd. There is a bread
line at Faith Lutheran- people hoping to pick up a couple loaves of bread to
feed their families for the week, or on a good day, pick up some sweets for the children. more...
Lehigh Acres Citizen
Bread Day changes at Faith Lutheran Church
Faith Lutheran Church volunteers were told on April 27 that they would no
longer be able to pick up bread on Friday mornings for the hungry in Lehigh
Sources said that the Harry Chapin organization would be taking all the
day-old bread early Friday mornings from now on, leaving Faith Lutheran and its hungry residents with one week to make a change of day to Tuesday, if possible. more...
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LEHIGH ACRES, FL -- January 23, 2009 --
Marjorie Atkinson, right, who is facing having her home foreclosed on, waits in line for free bread at the bread line at Faith Lutheran Church in Lehigh Acres, Fla., on Friday, January 23, 2009. Lehigh Acres has become a symbol for the fallen American Dream - with only two years separating itself from housing market boomtown to a current landscape of abandoned developments and struggling businesses.
Copyright:© 2010 Chip Litherland Photography
Surprised the Bread day workers with a breakfast! thank you for all the hard work serving our local community! Stop by and see us from 7 to 9 AM every Tuesday morning!
Bread Ministry in the News
Our bread ministry provides free bread and sweets to everyone who lives in this community. We give the bread away every Tuesday morning from 7am-9am. All are welcome!
We are always looking for extra help on bread day mornings, and if you are interested in volunteering in this wonderful ministry please contact the church office at (239) 369-6177.
FAITH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN * 705 East Leeland Heights Boulevard *Lehigh Acres, FL, 33936 * Phone: (239) 369-6177