• Putnam County inmate crews help ready Bread of Life nonprofit for opening

    By: Lindsey Nolen


    PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. - Putnam County inmate crews helped paint and build the new space for the Bread of Life nonprofit, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.

    The work needing to be done required a closure of the building, and Bread of Life has been working out of a temporary home at First Presbyterian.

    The building needed a massive overhaul and over the last several years the board was able to save enough to finish all the projects needed from a walk-in freezer to new paint.


    Bread Of Life is a nonprofit in our community that feeds lunch to the homeless and indigent population six days a week. 

    Inmates who are on work crews volunteer for the work. They may be eligible to get time off their sentences depending on jobs they do, such as working in the jail kitchen. They can also earn certifications such as safe food handling.

    "We’re glad to help get Bread of Life one step closer to returning to their home," the Sheriff's Office wrote on Facebook.

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