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

We are nonprofit organization with a driving passion to feed the vulnerable, the poor and the deprived across Africa through community outreach, family food initiatives, and disaster response.

Notes from the nonprofit

Why Bread of Life? Bread is a basic food, a staple part of essential daily diet in many cultures and countries around the world. It has been one of the most accessible foods for people of all wealth and social status. Having bread means to avoid hunger and to nourish our bodies, so we can be productive, be focus and to take care of ourselves and contribute to our families and community. But this is a scarcity to millions of Africans across the continent and this must change! And that is why Bread of Life International was formed to end hunger and ensure every child and family have access to safe, nutritious, and sufficient food.

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

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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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Bread of Life International Inc

Board of directors
as of 6/7/2021
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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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

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Equity strategies

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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.
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  • 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.