Posts Tagged ‘ Bread for Life ’

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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Lincoln College partners with Bread for Life for better nutrition

December 17, 2014
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Eldon Hafford, Bread for Life executive director, left, and Carrie Miles, Lincoln College of New England nutrition intern, review the week’s menus that will be served in the soup kitchen, the senior housing communities and to homebound friends.

Carrie Miles, a dietetic technician intern, partnered with Bread for Life to create well-balanced menus including a protein, starch and vegetable for those receiving meals in the soup kitchen and through home delivery. Miles is a student enrolled in the nutrition program at Lincoln College of New England in Southington, and she dedicated 45 hours…

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Bread for Life, how does your garden grow?

November 19, 2014
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Eldon Hafford, Bread for Life executive director, left, chats with Christi Chmura, right, and her daughter, 3-year-old Willa Chmura, about their garden.

Three-year-old Willa Chmura loved to pick tomatoes this summer especially when she got to eat them. However, her mother, Christi Chmura, was sure that enough vegetables were collected to not only to feed the family, but to feed some of Southington’s neediest residents. Twice each week, mother and daughter would take bags overflowing with the…

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