In September of 1992, Pastors Rudy and Juanita Rasmus founded the Bread of Life, Inc. with a simple mission to serve hot nutritious meals to homeless men and women in the downtown Houston area. By December of 1992, Bread of Life, Inc. was serving more than 500 hot meals per day in the sanctuary of St. John’s Downtown Church. It wasn’t long before Bread of Life, Inc. became a fixture in the downtown area providing much needed services, resources and support to families in need and the homeless population. Bread of Life, Inc. works in close partnership with Beyonce’s BeyGOOD. Together, Beyonce, Tina Knowles-Lawson, and Bread of Life, Inc. have coordinated domestic and global anti-hunger initiatives, and provided support to natural disaster victims. Nearly 30 years later, Bread of Life, Inc. is still focused on supporting underserved communities and restoring hope in Houston through its four program areas: Homeless Outreach, Health Outcomes, Hunger Relief, and community radio station KMAZ The Amazing 102.5 FM. Through your generous donations and support, Bread of Life, Inc. continues to help create an improved quality of life for the people of Houston.
Since our beginning, Bread of Life Inc. has worked to create a space that welcomes and values everyone’s unique experience and authentic self. We support diversity and stand against discrimination across all lines of difference, including race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, physical ability, nationality, socio-economic status, and religious beliefs. We respect and embrace differences and encourage conversations that help us all build stronger relationships and community. We are committed to listening, learning, and taking action to bring about change within ourselves, our organization, and our community. We aim to lead by example by prioritizing diversity in our employment, board membership, programs and services, policies and procedures, volunteers and donors, and community support and advocacy. We are grateful to our community for your trust and support. Thank you for who you are and how you allow us to be a part of your lives. You inspire us to continue to serve in love, hope, dignity, and belonging.
When we feel belonging we can live with confidence in our authentic selves. A sense of belonging gives power and value to diversity and allows us to grow..
We know that every person matters. We treat everyone with respect and kindness.
We envision a better future. With hope, we look forward expectantly together.
Love leads our mission. It is the foundation of our generous and compassionate spirit.