Summer Food Program
Bread of Life Development (BOLD) Ministries incorporated in January of 2007 within the State of Georgia as a church but saw a greater need and opportunity to serve in the community. The mission of BOLD Ministries is to share the love of Jesus Christ through action, words, and deeds by providing holistic services that minister to children and families. BOLD Ministries operates programs and services that help to accomplish its mission specifically through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and their weekly food pantry. BOLD Ministries began providing services in 2009 as an Administrative Sponsor of the SFSP.
As a Sponsor, BOLD Ministries provides free summer meals to children eighteen years, and under in communities located in areas of need throughout Rockdale and the Atlanta Metropolitan Area. Through the SFSP, and CACFP programs, BOLD Ministries reaches out to children who normally receive free or reduced meals during the school year. During the summer months, BOLD Ministries provides nutritional meals to children so they can stay healthy and have a great start to the next school year.
Over the past fourteen years, the service that BOLD Ministries provides through the SFSP & CACFP has progressively increased every year. In 2009, BOLD Ministries served 20,000 free summer meals at 5 sites. In 2022 BOLD Ministries served over 1,077,408 free summer and afterschool meals to children in need at over 80 sites, within 10 counties of Atlanta Metropolitan area.
In addition to serving as a Sponsor of the SFSP & CACFP, in 2013, BOLD Ministries launched Project L.E.A.P. (Living Exceptionally Afterschool Program), an afterschool program in the Lakeview Estates community of Rockdale County. Since that time, BOLD Ministries has expanded and launched 3 additional afterschool sites in other counties. BOLD Ministries is currently partnering with Rockdale County Schools and Newton County Schools, Boys & Girls Clubs and other afterschool programs to provide nutritious snack and supper meals to children afterschool.
BOLD Ministries continues to address hunger issues by providing free meals to children and youth in local communities.
child & adult care food program
In December of 2013 BOLD Ministries started “Project L.E.A.P” an after-school program in Conyers, Georgia targeting at-risk youth. The program provides mentoring, tutoring, homework assistance and healthy meals to children in the community. We currently have over 19 after-school locations where we provide free after-school snacks and supper meals.