Bread of Life Outreach Center (BOLO) in Colden, a nonprofit organization serving the towns of Aurora, Boston, Colden, Concord and Holland, has received a $100,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).
The CDBG program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs offered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
“We are so thankful that Bread of Life was selected to receive this grant,” said BOLO Executive Director Pat Thoman. “The $100,000 grant will provide funding for much-needed capital improvements to our main campus including a new roof, updated electrical service, a generator, and energy efficient refrigerators and freezers for our food pantry.”
Located at 8745 Supervisor Ave. in Colden, BOLO offers a wide variety of services to participants, including the BOLO Food Pantry, Colden Community Farmers’ Market and Gabriel’s Closet Thrift Shop. Volunteers are also working hard toward the opening of The Cherry Picker, a nonprofit retail store that will offer a collection of new, old, antique, rustic, vintage and modern home furnishings and décor. The store will be located at 8795 State Road, the former site of The Colden Country Store.
For more information, please visit www.breadoflifecolden.com or follow the organization on Facebook or Instagram for frequent updates.