Bed & Bread Club® Radiothon
2013 marks the 26th Anniversary of The Salvation Army Bed & Bread Club® Radiothon the number one source of financial support for the Bed & Bread Program, which feeds more than 1.8 million and shelters more than 148,000 annually.
More than 5,000 meals are served each day to children, adults and seniors by The Salvation Army Bed & Bread Program, which includes Bed & Bread trucks that make stops in metro Detroit’s most depressed areas every day of the year. In addition, more than 400 men, women and children are sheltered by The Salvation Army’s Bed & Bread program every day and night of the year.
Our History...How This All Got Started. We began with a simple premise: by giving a small amount on a regular basis, a donor can help The Salvation Army fight poverty in practical ways and make lasting change. This year we are celebrating 26 years of the Bed and Bread Club. In that time, thousands of people have become members by giving at least $10 per month or $120 per year. And many thousands of lives have been saved as a result.
Our Mission...What Truly Matters Most. The Bed & Bread Club® exists to alleviate suffering by allowing donors to give specifically to programs which feed the hungry and shelter the homeless. We've set the program up so you can be assured your donation will be used for maximum impact and produce meaningful change in our community.
Programs Funded. Gifts to the Bed & Bread Club® support the operation of shelters, neighborhood feeding programs, after-school centers and mobile feeding by the Bed & Bread Truck.
"The Bed & Bread Club® is our solution to the year-round problem of hunger and homelessness. By sharing meals and shelter, we meet an immediate need and give people hope that things can get better."
Outcomes are true measure of our success. How does The Salvation Army help break the cycle of poverty, homelessness and hunger? The answer is found in the stories of those we serve.
Real life stories. The Bed & Bread Club® changes lives on a daily basis. Below are real life stories of individuals who were helped by The Salvation Army through the Bed & Bread Club®.
Video Above. Constance Hargrove is a single mom who lost her job during the economic collapse. Donations to the Bed & Bread Club help people like Constance get back on their feet and return to independence by providing two things we often take for granted: food to eat and a place to sleep.
"Each time we serve a meal or provide a bed in a shelter, we do so with the goal of achieving the greatest possible outcome. We focus on helping people become whole, healthy and self sufficient—fully contributing members of society."
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"Needs change and evolve over time. So we work hard to anticipate changes and do our best to adapt programs and resources to meet emerging needs in the community."
This year we're proud to partner with:
- Bank of America
- Ford Motor Company Fund
- Michigan Financial
- Oakland Jr. Grizzlies/Farbman
- Edsel Ford
- Quicken Loans
- Ed Deeb
- and more
We'd also like to recongnize our hourly incentive providers:
"Friends and partners who support The Salvation Army's mission make our work possible. We are 'Doing the Most Good.' And we are doing it together."
In 2012, The Salvation Army's Bed and Bread Program provided more than 1.8 million meals to the hungry of metro Detroit. The Bed & Bread Club Radiothon is the No. 1 source of financial support for the program.
A gift of $10 per month ($120) to The Salvation Army Bed & Bread program - the price of two or three lattes - helps feed one person for an enitre year, and enrolls you in The Salvation Army Bed & Bread Club.
Donate On-Line Make a gift to the Bed & Bread Club®:
"Your support will bring food, shelter and hope to a person who might otherwise go without. When you give to the Bed & Bread Club®, you change the world for a child, adult or senior in need. "
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