The Special Grant Committee of the Rotary Club of Heber Springs presented a special "Lillian Swartz Pearce Grant" to the Breakin' Bread Soup Kitchen in Heber Springs on March 30. Rotary members Lance Wright and Jim Robbins visited with the board and staff members at the Breakin' Bread location on Scott Street to present the Special Grant. Breakin' Bread's Soup Kitchen was selected by Rotary's Special Grant Committee to receive a portion of the funds recently bequeathed to the Rotary Club of Heber Springs through the Estate of Lillian Swartz Pearce.
"He profits most, who serves best" is the mission of The Rotary Club of Heber Springs, and that same mission and goal is demonstrated continuously by the compassionate volunteers and staff of Breakin' Bread. A non profit organization, Breakin' Bread ministers to the hungry and provides much needed fellowship and services within our community. They partner with local schools, churches, and government agencies, and last year alone, their cooking and serving teams provided approximately 6,000 meals to citizens of Cleburne County.
Accepting Rotary's Special Grant on behalf of Breakin' Bread were (left to right - top row) Lee Childers, Board Member and Treasurer, Jay Cupit, Board Member, Sherry Shearer, Bookkeeper, Therese McFall and Leslie Thomas, Board Members, and in front row were Ron Hicks, Board Member, Tommy Toombs, Chairman of the Board, Vangi Stone, Board Member and Secretary, and Connie Moody, Board Member. Further information on volunteering at, or making a tax deductible contribution to the Breakin' Bread Soup Kitchen is available at 714 Scott Street in Heber Springs, and view their facebook page at: Breakin' Bread Ministries.