Vote for Bread Mike
Grace and Main’s very own Mike “Bread Mike” Wilkins has been nominated for the Dan River Nonprofit Network Volunteer of the Year Award. If you’re in the Dan River Region, please take the time to go and vote for Mike. He consented to be nominated because a win would mean a donation to Grace and Main Fellowship to support our ongoing work with/among the homeless, near-homeless, poor, addicted, and hungry in Danville. Your vote are needed for him to win, so take the time and head on over and vote once a day for Bread Mike.
Here’s a sample of what was written about him and his work in his nomination:
We call him “Bread Mike” because he first volunteered with his us by offering to give us some bread to distribute through our network of relationships among those struggling with hunger and homelessness in Danville. When I showed up to receive his donation, I was expecting several loaves of bread–maybe even a dozen loaves. Instead, he had a bread truck backed up in the parking lot and nearly 20 pallets of bread that were still unexpired but removed from the shelves of nearby stores.
Within a number of weeks, Mike became our “bread man” and was providing bread (and sometimes donuts or cookies for some of our friends who relished the delight of a sweet snack) to the houses connected with Grace and Main to distribute. To date, Bread Mike has personally provided thousands of loaves of bread to hungry people through his own hard work and sacrifice. Not because it gained him anything, but because it fed the hungry sisters and brothers with whom he was eating, praying, and learning to live.