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The Grateful Bread’s volunteers were back in action in the City of Hamilton on Saturday with a Fling Into Spring free giveaway event. (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

The Grateful Bread group of volunteers were back in action in the City of Hamilton this weekend with a Fling Into Spring free giveaway event.

Held from 1pm to 5pm, or until supplies last, on the sidewalk outside City Hall, hundreds of people picked browsed toiletries, second-hand clothing, shoes, household items, beddings, toys and more.

The Grateful Bread was founded in 2017. Its mission is to bring together Bermuda’s residents from all racial and social-sector backgrounds to help heal divisions in the community. Bob Marley’s One Love is the group’s theme song.

A statement from the group said: “There is a huge need in Bermuda for the homeless and less fortunate to receive free giveaway goods, given the extremely high cost of living.

“There are thousands of people in Bermuda who cannot afford to purchase basic goods.”

The Grateful Bread has served the needs of the less fortunate in Bermuda through various community-action initiatives including:

• Monthly dinners and a social celebration for the needy

• Causing our supporters to donate approximately $350,000 to the Coalition for the Protection of Children over the past two years to help families in desperate need in light of the Covid-19 and employment challenges

• The purchase of more than 40 Chromebook laptops for families who cannot afford them for Bermuda's public-school children to engage in quality remote learning

• A free giveaway event at City Hall for Thanksgiving 2021, when food and goods were given to 400 people

The Grateful Bread is not a registered charity and as such does not solicit public funds. Therefore, it is essential that others purchase and donate things for the cause of helping out our fellow island residents or donate funds to other registered charities for this purpose.

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Published April 17, 2022 at 6:35 pm (Updated April 17, 2022 at 6:35 pm)

Fling Into Spring Giveaway at Nellie’s Walk

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