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It started with a loaf of bread…

January 26, 2008

When Triumph Community Development Center’s after-school program asked Panera Bread Company for day-old bread to feed 100 Jacksonville inner-city children who visit the center daily to work on their homework, the answer was a polite “no.”

However, Panera’s did give Pastor Moses Criswell a certificate for one loaf of bread per month.

To feed 100 children a day.

A man of faith, Pastor Moses didn’t feel the sting of a gift at which others might scoff.

Instead, he sees it as a “challenge grant” and looks to the people of God to multiply that loaf of bread.

Pastor Moses said, “Panera told us there are many worthy causes that they cannot support, and yet we know our children in inner-city Jacksonville are worthy of investment. We also know our community will rise to the challenge. We’re now calling for the miracle that takes one loaf of bread and turns it into many.”

Jacksonville, Florida is the Be the Loaf launchpad that is spreading from community to community in Florida.

Pastor Moses Criswell wants to create a more self-sufficient generation of children from the urban core.

“This is more than just about bread,” said Moses. “This is about the destiny of inner-city children, who have to rely so much on themselves in this world today. It’s a very harsh life for them.”

Inner-city Jacksonville is the epicenter for murders in Florida. Be the Loaf campaign is a pivot for fighting crime, fighting hunger and fighting hopelessness.

Donate your good, used bread machine today. We’ll put it to good use in our Be the Loaf campaign.

And watch the miracles unfold.