This summer and fall our clients were treated to something that they haven’t had at Bread for Life…..fresh produce!

Thanks to St. Paul’s Common Good Garden, our clients had plenty of fresh produce in their meals this summer and fall. The garden which is right next door to our new building, was a collaborative effort led by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Many volunteers devoted hours of work to make the garden a successful venture. Mark Ramsey of LEAF donated the plants, TMG Irrigation donated the watering system, and Eagle Fence donated the beautiful fence.  A shed was a wonderful addition thanks to Connor who donated the shed for his Eagle Scout project.

There always seemed to be planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting to do all spring, summer, and fall and we are so grateful for the efforts of all the gardeners who made this garden so amazing!

One of our homebound clients called us this summer to tell us how much she enjoyed the salads that were being delivered as part of her lunch this summer due to the wonderful produce we received from the Common Good Garden. She told us that she hadn’t had fresh salad in years.

Chef Bob and our volunteers made many great dishes using all the fresh garden produce and we posted several of the recipes on our website and facebook for you to try at your home.

Please consider making a contribution to Bread for Life’s annual appeal so that we can continue providing healthy and nutritious meals to those in need. Contributions in any amount help the cause and support of our goal that no one goes hungry in Southington.  Donations may be mailed to Bread for Life, PO Box 925, Southington, CT 06489 or may be made online at