Meet the Founders
Turning Passion Into Action
Jerry and Josette Coleman are the founders of The Bless Cookies Community Network. Driven by a compassion to spread some desperately needed brotherly love during the 2020 pandemic, they started baking, mailing, and hand delivering cookies to family, friends and anyone who came to mind. What began as a way to uplift people through a small treat soon became a deeper mission as the challenges of food insecurity in our community were brought to light. They began seeing how life changing it was for individuals who were facing food and financial hardships to receive nutritious foods, and learn how to prepare healthy meals. It was very encouraging all around.
They personally have always found fellowship and community through sharing meals and cooking for others. "Fueling people’s bodies through a comforting meal, and souls by spreading the love of Jesus Christ is the heart of what we do." Through the community network they’ve built, they are able to connect individuals in need with food, and increase their access to vital resources to help them live healthier lives.
"We are grateful for our generous supporters who are helping change lives every day. We encourage you to learn more about food insecurity throughout Greater Richmond, and how you can make a difference alongside us."
Our Board of Directors
Dr. Martin Armstrong, CPP, MBA, DBA
Wanda Fields, MSW
"It is a privilege to be associated with an organization that meets the needs of God's people."
"I am honored to be part of the Bless Cookies Community Network family!"
"My goal in life is to reach as many people for our lord Jesus Christ."
Vice President, Charter Communications
President, Quality Moving Services
Case Manager Supervisor
Owner, Joe's Painting LLC
Associate Pastor, New Life Outreach International Church
Stephen & Shirley Cotton
"We have always had a sense of community and giving back, and we are excited about the opportunity to become part of the Bless Cookie Community."
Retiree, United States Army;
former Office Manager