History

Founded by a group of caring individuals who sought to fill a need in their community, Bread & Roses has been a center of hope and caring in Lawrence, MA since 1980. Our primary purpose is to ease the hunger of those in the Merrimack Valley. However, through the dedication and loyalty of our many volunteers and loving community, we have evolved throughout our years to provide for the whole person, serving their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs to the best of our abilities.

Staff Members

  • Susan McGibbon Sirois, Executive Director
  • Lauryn Klingler, Program & Development Coordinator 
  • Nilly DaCosta, Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Francesca Gervasi, Graduate Fellow 

Board of Directors

  • Larry Hall, President
  • Gary Tapp, Treasurer 
  • Carol Lewis, Secretary 
  • Blaise Coco, Member
  • Leland Fastnacht, Member
  • Kathy FitzPatrick, Member
  • Jean Cookson, Member & Food Coordinator
  • Susan Moore, Member
  • Dave Brown, Member