Posts Tagged ‘ Bread for Life ’

Bread for Life receives $725,000 grant for new facility

March 19, 2015
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From left, Bread for Life (BFL) Vice Chair Bill McDougall, BFL Treasurer Dave Donnelly, House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz, BFL Executive Director Eldon Hafford,  BFL Chair Mike Soltys, and State Rep. David Zoni at the Capitol in Hartford, where the Bond Commission approved a $725,000 grant-in-aid to Bread for Life to assist with construction of a new 3,200 square foot building on Vermont Street.

HARTFORD—House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D – Southington, Berlin) and State Rep. David Zoni (D – Southington) announced that the State Bond Commission has approved a $725,000 grant-in-aid to Bread For Life, Inc. to assist with construction of a new 3,200 square foot building on Vermont Street. The new facility will be used to consolidate…

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Bread for Life visits St. Dominic School

March 8, 2015
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St. Dominic School students showcase their placemats for Bread for Life. Front, from left, Evelyn Lewis, Matthew Weiner, Rhys Ligon, Ava Grace Linskey, and Ariana Johnson. Back, Principal Patricia Tiezzi, Bread for Life Executive Director Eldon Hafford, and Food Service Manager Darylanne Archambault. Photo courtesy of Bread for Life.

  Children filled the St. Dominic School lunch to meet Eldon Hafford, Southington Bread for Life executive director. Hafford visited the school to thank the students for all they do for the Southington non-profit organization. Throughout the year, students, staff, and parents at St. Dominic School continue to provide food drives, holiday treat bag donations,…

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Local youth take action to support Bread for Life

February 15, 2015
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Lauren Marziarz, left, and her daughter, Lindsay, deliver chocolate covered pretzels to the Bread for Life kitchen.

  Southington youth continue to be active in showing their support for Bread for Life and the people it serves. Initiatives during the recent holiday season included food collections and baking special treats. According to a press release from Bread for Life, there were at least three holiday projects supported by local youth. Flanders Elementary…

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Financial volunteers support Bread for Life

February 7, 2015
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Chris Fry, left, and Rick D’Amato, of Watermark Wealth Advisors, stand outside Stop & Shop to collect food for Bread for Life.

Ameriprise Financial Advisors and employees from Six Point Wealth Advisors in Milldale and Watermark Wealth Advisors in Southington recently joined forces to help ensure local families have nutritious meals. Nine volunteers staffed positions at Tops Market and Stop & Shop to collect food items for Southington Bread for Life. The end result was approximately 3,000…

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The Music Shop trades lessons for donations

January 18, 2015
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Will McDougall, grandson of Bread for Life chairman Bill McDougall plays guitar next to the donations at The Music Shop on Queen St.

The Music Shop on Queen Street held its 2nd annual Bread for Life food drive. The drive allows students to donate at least $20 of non-perishable groceries, and they would receive a free 30 minute lesson. A dozen local families jumped at the chance. “I was hoping we’d get more,” The Music Shop owner Scott…

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Baked goods at the holidays

January 17, 2015
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Southington High School junior Ani DeCroce helped manage a baking goods drive for Bread for Life.

Southington teenager Ani DeCroce assembled a cooking staff of family and friends to bake 40 loaves of pumpkin bread over the course of several days. Each loaf was made from scratch, and the food went to needy homes at Thanksgiving. A few weeks later, DeCroce and her friends baked 40 batches of cinnamon rolls to…

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Local Sikh temple supports Bread for Life

December 21, 2014
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Eldon Hafford, executive director of Bread for Life, second from right, welcomes local Sikhs to the food storage site when they delivered several hundred pounds of food in November.

The Connecticut Gurdwara Nanak Darbar temple on West Street continues to play a large role in supporting Southington’s Bread for Life. In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, the local Sikh temple shopped for and delivered several hundred pounds of nonperishable food to Bread for Life’s storage facility. Along with the food donations, they also…

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Church youth assists Bread for Life with holiday meals

December 20, 2014
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Comm First Baptist helps Bread for Life

The pastor and several members of First Baptist Church of Southington youth group finish sorting through more than 100 boxes of food at the Bread for Life storage facility to collect items to help fill the holiday meal baskets provided by Southington Community Services to local residents in need. Participants included, from left, David Michel,…

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Scouting for Food donates tons of edibles to local charity

December 18, 2014
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Scouts and volunteers box food donations during the annual Scouting for Food drive on Nov. 8.

Scouts, leaders, and families across Southington held a day of caring for those in need with a food collection just in time for the holidays. On Nov. 8, Cub, Boy and Girl Scouts, leaders and other volunteers filled the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church in Southington to sort and box food. The event was…

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Bread for Life gets donation from hospital

December 18, 2014
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Comm St Francis donation to Bread for Life

Saint Francis Hospital’s Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity recently made a cash donation to Bread for Life in Southington, an organization that provides meals for needy folks in Southington. It is affiliated with the United Way. From left, Lawrence Young, MPH, Health Equity Fellow, Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity; Curtis D.…

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