(O’Fallon, IL) – The Mission Integration Committee of HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital will host an on-site sale with Bridge Bread™ on Wednesday, February 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the St. Francis Room, located in the main lobby of the hospital. This event is open to the public.
Bridge Bread is a social enterprise designed to provide job opportunities for people experiencing homelessness. The goal of the program is to help the disadvantaged engage in a financially rewarding effort that enhances self-worth, promotes dignity and enables them to help themselves.
“Our colleagues live our mission each day by delivering quality health care to the patients inside our walls but, as a Franciscan ministry, we also look for activities that are a respectful response to the truth that all people are created in God’s image and seek ways to further serve those in need in the larger community,” said Director of Mission Integration, Spiritual Care and Community Benefit Donna Meyers, MSN, RN. “By bringing in the Bridge Bread organization, we are able to offer space and support the great work they are doing. Colleagues appreciate creative ways to live the mission in all aspects of their life. Bridge Bread is one of those opportunities.”
Products to be offered include handmade signature loaves of bread, bagels, brownies, cinnamon rolls, baguettes and dinner rolls.
This is the second sale that the hospital has hosted and Meyers noted that the entire inventory sold out at the first one so the sale time has been expanded and Bridge Bread will be bringing more inventory.
All proceeds from the sale at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital will go back to Bridge Bread.
Fred and Sharon Domke founded Bridge Bread in 2011 and the first retail location for the Bridge Bread opened in 2015. There are now two locations, one in St. Louis and another in St. Charles.
Donations to support special programs and equipment purchases are welcome. More information about donations and the Bridge Bread organization can be found at www.bridgebread.org