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Bread Giveaway

By now, you’ve probably noticed the frequent bread giveaways occurring in Trego. A few things to note:

It’s for everybody. There’s definitely enough bread, and it all needs a home.

Much of the bread is double-bagged and freezes well for storage

It’s not just bread, but other baked goods as well: english muffins, donuts, cookies, bagels, pizza crusts, hot dog buns…

This is not just about to go bad, days after the expiration date bread. It’s surplus from a warehouse, and a perfectly good product.

Why is it being given away? While we can thank the various places hosting the bread giveaways, the real force behind this is one man. He’s a retiree, who made arrangements with a warehouse, and collects surplus bread (and related products), often several times a week. He’s responsible for the bread giveaway at the senior citizen’s center in Eureka, and also provides bread to the food bank.

If you want to say thanks, the folks hosting the giveaway will be able to pass on your well wishes when next they see him. Given the situation (warehouse surplus, run by a single individual), it’s difficult to predict when/if the next giveaway will occur. So, keep an eye out!

Pick up bread. Pick up bread for your neighbors. And drop a word of thanks for the man who thought to arrange this, and has been selflessly giving away bread to the food bank and senior center for years.

2 thoughts on “Bread Giveaway”

    1. There isn’t a consistent day as far as I know; It seems to be fairly variable.

      More recently, the bread give away in Trego has been located at the Trego Pub. The Trego Pub includes the information on their Facebook page. Also, the Trego, Fortine & Stryker Community Board (Facebook Group) is a good place to find information about both the bread giveaways and the mobile food pantry.

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