Neighbor in Need Becomes Giver of Hope Through The Bed & Bread Club®

Jan 25, 2022

Maurice Farr enjoys his job as a Bed & Bread truck driver – a position he has held for over two and a half years.

“I like the feeling of helping people,” he says when describing what it is like to provide Detroiters in need with sandwiches, blankets, and other necessities.

Maurice’s life looked a bit different several years ago, when his family suffered two house fires within 18 months of each other. During each of those crises, The Salvation Army provided emergency aid and helped the family back to their feet.

“I was working hard trying to repair my home and keep my family safe. The Salvation Army helped us out a lot during that time,” he recalls. After receiving assistance with clothing, a hotel stay, and new appliances, he successfully settled his family at home again. Soon after, a friend referred him to a warehouse job with The Salvation Army, and within months, he decided to become a Bed & Bread truck driver.

As with so many others, being on the truck has been a transformative experience for Maurice. “I meet people every day who have been eating meals from this truck for 25 or 30 years. Once the pandemic started, I started seeing a lot of new faces – people who haven’t eaten all day or have children to feed. I try to be kind to everyone who comes to the truck; they are dealing with enough already. We are here to help.”

Our Bed & Bread trucks serve nearly 4,400 meals every day of the year, we need your help to keep the trucks supplied. Donate today and tune into the 35th Annual Bed & Bread Club Radiothon on February 24th-25th!

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