Bread of Life International Inc

We believe in a future where every family in Africa has access to safe, nutrituous, and sufficient food

Silver Spring, MD   |  https://breadoflifeint.org/

Mission

To address hunger and food insecurity in poverty-stricken areas, poor households, and food-deficit deprived communities across Africa through community outreaches, family food initiatives, school feeding program and disaster response

Notes from the nonprofit

Our vision - To end hunger in Africa by ensuring that every family has access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food Our mission - To address hunger and food insecurity in poverty-stricken areas, poor households, and food-deficit deprived communities across Africa through community outreaches, family food initiatives, school feeding program and disaster response

Ruling year info

2021

CEO & Founder

Michael Sam

Main address

2425 Blueridge Ave Unit # 204

Silver Spring, MD 20902 USA

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EIN

85-1783442

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program Overview

In the world, where we produce enough food to feed everyone, there are 257 million people in Africa that are still experiencing extreme hunger. Lack of access to sufficient food is truly devastating to children, families, and entire communities across Africa.

Extreme hunger remains a barrier to sustainable development and creates a trap from which people cannot easily escape. Hunger means less productive individuals, who are more prone to disease and thus often unable to earn more and improve their livelihoods.

Bread of Life International is on a mission to end the hunger crises one African town at a time. We feed the poor and needy infants, children, families, and vulnerable people that are experiencing crises or extreme hardship to feed themselves through community outreach, family food initiatives, and disaster response.

Population(s) Served

This is our flagship program and we collaborate with our local partners to reach out to specific impoverished communities and provide free hot meals and drinks to poor infants, homeless children and street children, poor families, and vulnerable people that are experiencing crises or extreme hardship to feed themselves or families that may have difficulty providing sufficient food for their children.

Population(s) Served

Bread of Life International collaborate with local partners and leaders to identify poor families within impoverished communities that are experiencing crises or extreme hardship and may have difficulty caring adequately for their children. We provide donated and assorted pre-boxed and or pre-bagged food items from local markets, while also enabling them to make their own choices about their most urgent needs.

Population(s) Served

The Mobile Food Outreach Program serves the poor, needy, and vulnerable children and people in hard-to-reach impoverished areas. Through a Mobile Food Outreach Program, a truckload of food goes to the hard-to-reach areas to distribute pre-packed boxes of hot meals or products including meat, produced, baked goods, perishable food items such as rice, wheat, maize, poultry to the needy and vulnerable more quickly and flexible.

Population(s) Served

From droughts to floods and famine, food is often the most immediate need. When everyday access to food is destroyed in the wake of emergencies, a response to disaster requires for effective partnership, capacity strengthening and resource collaboration among all partners for effective measures towards prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Bread of Life International works with local partners and community leaders to address these needs. We strive to ensure food is efficiently and effectively distributed to people affected by natural and man-made disasters when it is needed most.

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Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We collected feedback and opinions from our donors and how we can improved on provding services to vulnerable children and poor household familes that are hungry and hurting. We also performed retrospective and lessons learned with our partners and to assess how things are going well, what are not going well and areas of improvement

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Bread of Life International with collaboration with SOS Children’s Village, Ghana, targeted the Ashaiman Zongo community; a hub known for its vulnerable children and families in the municipality. We safely distributed meals to over 1000 children. The selection of a venue close to a church prevented some poor and vulnerable children from the Muslim community to participate. The team noticed and moved the venue and reached out directly to other children in the muslime community. The lessons learned is the selection of venue in subsequent food outreach should be devoid of religious or partisan colorations.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Asking feedback from the poeple that we served has helped us to re-tune our programs. We have designed our food assistance program that can be linked to helping increase enrollment and improve literacy and learning for poor children and young girls and to further support the education, health, development and nutrition of school children from poverty-stricken communities, poor-households, and food-deficit deprived communities.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Bread of Life International Inc

Board of directors
as of 05/02/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michael Sam

DANIAH ROBERTSON

Sodexo

KENISHA MARTINS

Service Coordination Inc.

NATHAN DEUTSCHER

Lindstrom Equipment, Inc.

YAW OWUSU

JF&CS

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/2/2022

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Leadership

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/07/2021

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  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.