Our Story

Who We Are

The Bread of Life Outreach (BOLO) is a 501(c)(3) ministry of the Newport Assembly of God Church located in the small town of Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania. The compassion ministry has been serving those in need for over 30 years. BOLO is volunteer operated and led by one part-time manager along with the partnership of the founding pastor.

BOLO serves struggling communities in Perry County and surrounding rural counties that have high poverty rates with up to fifty percent of the school students qualifying for the federal government free or reduced lunch program. BOLO also partners with other agencies and organizations in Perry County and beyond to help accomplish their mission of helping those in need.

BOLO relieves the burden of poverty by supplying basic needs and compassion to those facing hardship. Along with food and non-food products, BOLO offers friendship, hope, direction, strength and encouragement through Jesus Christ, the Christian community, and the practical teachings of Scripture.

As a faith-based organization, BOLO does not discriminate against any religion, race or creed and provides free services to all individuals, families, and organizations in need.

BOLO Key Facts (as of October 2022)

  • Feeds over 18,000 people per month at no cost to the recipients.
  • Serves over 160 organizations per month with product at no cost.
  • Receives donations in an excess of 210 tons of food and non-food products monthly.
  • Provides serving opportunities for over 300 local volunteers who organize and distribute products.
  • Offers a robust variety of products to provide recipients healthier choices and needed supplies.
    • FOOD: Perishable and non-perishable products including canned goods, meats, fresh produce, dairy, cereals, snacks, and frozen foods.
    • NON-FOOD: Household and personal items including cleaning supplies, office supplies, health and beauty aids, hygiene products, diapers, formula, non-prescription medicines, and vitamins.
    • MEDICAL: Supplies and equipment including crutches, walkers, canes, and hospital beds.
    • HOUSEHOLD: Items including school supplies, new/used furniture, kitchenware, and small appliances.
    • COMMUNITY SUPPORT: Annual events, Dinner Table outreach, public school student pantries, and support groups.
    • DISASTER RELIEF: Assistance as needed for those who suffer loss due to house fires, floods and other weather related adversities.