Brothers Of The Bread

Brothers Of The Bread are dedicated Masons who are helping to keep our food pantries and local outreach programs fully stocked with food. We are currently partnered with jelly manufacturers, bread manufacturers, and snack manufacturers. Brothers Of The Bread acts as a conduit from manufacturers to local charities. We pick up the products and make sure everything goes to the charities that need food for their shelves.

We are always looking for additional manufacturers or distributors that have excess products. We pick up the products at your site when it is convenient for you. We will then hold the products in our facility for pick up from local charities or deliver directly to charitable organizations. If you can help, please contact us to discuss opportunities.

Updates from Brothers Of The Bread

Bro. Egressy and Bro. Paterek spoke about Brothers of the Bread and Masonic charity with Craftsmen Online. It was a fun and informative evening for everyone. You can view the recorded portion here on the Craftsmen Online youtube page.

Brothers of the Bread was founded on the idea of one man’s desire to help food pantries keep their shelves full. What started as one man driving from Erie, PA to Rochester, and various points between is now a network of many Masons picking up and delivering bread and other nonperishable items from Erie, Pennsylvania to Albany, New York. And we are expanding! Are you interested in helping, or do you have products available for donation, we want to hear from you and help. Please contact us anytime.

Brother Andy Egressy with a shipment of fresh bread ready to distribute to local food pantries.

Andy Egressy started this (almost) Statewide program in 2010 with his passion and his minivan. Now several thousands of miles later Andy has the help of dozens of Masons from many Lodges across New York State. Because of his vision, hard work, and networking several food manufacturers are able to distribute their over-produced product to local food pantries that directly help those who need it the most. Without these deliveries, those pantries often struggle to keep their shelves stocked.