Bread of Life Café is a destination restaurant located in Liberty, KY, of the Lake Cumberland region. They feed thousands of hungry visitors every week. Their signature homemade yeast rolls – for which they are well known, hot buffet with mouthwatering country fried chicken, ham, catfish, hushpuppies, fresh vegetables, desserts, and their popular endless country breakfast bar on Saturday mornings keep the diners coming back for more.
Tour buses love this stop. Even though it looks a lot like Cracker Barrel as you walk into the gift store; you instantly know that it is different with its wide variety of merchandise, much of which is handcrafted – includes candles, quilts, homemade fudge, fresh baked sourdough breads – all hand picked by the owners/sisters, Becky and Jessica. However, all of this isn’t what makes the Bread of Life Café so unique. The restaurant is an outward testimony to the love of the late Sandra Tucker and her husband, Jerry “Dad” Tucker. The couple, for over forty years, worked selflessly giving and caring for less fortunate children. Dad and the children continue in this mission today. The children, some of whom had been abandoned, disfigured, disabled, or mentally challenged are given a safe and loving home offering them shelter, hope, faith, and love. In the early 1970’s, the then young couple (Jerry & Sandy) wanted a large family. They started out by adopting a few children to add to their two biological daughters. All this grew into an abounding love and compassion for these “lil’ lambs” that need a place to call home and a family to love them. The saying “faith, hope and room for one more” takes on special meaning in this family. This amazing couple and family have cared for over 800 children from all over the world. They have adopted over thirty of them at their expanding home – the Galilean Children’s Home in Liberty, KY. Jerry and Sandy traveled to Washington, D.C. in 1992 to receive the prestigious Points of Light Foundation Volunteer Service Award from then President George H. W. Bush. The Galilean Children’s Home has also been the recipient of a recurring grant from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels Good Works Program for their outstanding efforts on behalf of these children.
Mrs. Sandra Tucker passed away on June 18, 2007, but her legacy is carried on by the love of her life, husband Jerry, and her family. Her vision and grace created the Galilean Children’s Home. She is referred to by many as a modern day Mother Teresa in this part of Kentucky – and this part of the country for that matter. Daughter, Becky, says that she can’t fill her Mom’s shoes, but she can try and walk in them. The family has done just that. The Bread of Life Café is a gathering place for great food and excellent service. It also gives many of the children that they have nurtured and loved a place to work if they are able. The family loves to meet people. The common occurrence of the tour buses that stop at the restaurant to enjoy the good ole’ country home cooking and atmosphere give them great pleasure. The freshly washed and rolled cloth napkins are an example of the attention to detail and to Sandy’s desire to offer exceptional service and abundant, excellent food. The Bread of Life Café is located in Liberty, Casey County, KY – known as the “Farm Gate Capital of the World” with the well known gate manufacturer, Tarter, employing over 600 people. The Bread of Life Café is also located near a small Mennonite community with many shops, crafts, cheese, fresh produce, hand-made furniture, leather goods, and a greenhouse – all of whom love to have visitors. Come experience a beautiful part of Kentucky, where freedom and love have a true significance, and you can see an example of God’s unconditional love through this amazing and steadfast test of faith with the Tucker family and The Bread of Life Café.