Bridge: verb ___/brɪj/
as in: to bridge the gap/gulf, etc › to make the difference between two things smaller.
Bridges to Opportunity began in 2014 as one of several pilot programs throughout the country that serves as a model for other food banks seeking to provide client support beyond basic services. Community Table was chosen, in part, because of their proven ability to pilot new service concepts. Since the pilot program grant ended in 2016, Bridges to Opportunity continues to adjust and expand program components to meet the needs of the community it serves.
The Bridges to Opportunity program infrastructure has been developed with quality program components that offer services and assistance that can result in life changing improvements. The program components were developed in partnership with many community agencies in the spirit of collaboration and to avoid duplication of services. Services build on existing community resources whenever possible in an effort to educate clients on the rich community resources available to them and to encourage self-help and self-advocacy.