Posts Tagged ‘ Bread for Life ’

Tarik Farid Foundation grant benefits Bread for Life

February 8, 2016
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Kelly Hebrank, Director of the Tariq Farid Foundation, presents an $8,000 grant check to Bread for Life’s Board Treasurer Dave Donnelly, left, and Executive Director Eldon Hafford, right.

Wallingford businessman and philanthropist Tariq Farid, Founder and CEO of Edible Arrangements and numerous other companies, donated $8,000 to Bread for Life, through a grant from his charitable organization, the Tariq Farid Foundation. “I have always believed that a community should come together to help those in need, and it’s clear that the people of…

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Holiday help for the homebound

January 30, 2016
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Letter - YMCA donation

Friends of the YMCA made up bags of toiletries for the homebound for Christmas. Bread for Life executive director expressed his thanks to the group in a BFL press release. “Can’t thank you enough for all the support that you give to those who have less,” said Hafford. “Without you the holiday would not be…

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UNICO supports Bread for Life

January 30, 2016
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Comm - UNICO Donation - BFL

Southington UNICO donated a $1,000 check during the holiday season to Bread for Life. Pictured, from left to right, are UNICO members Ron Ingriselli, President Antonio Cusano, Benny Cammuso, Bread for Life Executive Director Eldon Hafford and state Rep. David Zoni.

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Lincoln students support BFL

January 16, 2016
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Comm - BFL Lincoln College

Members of the Lincoln College of New England (LCNE) Student Government Association partnered with Bread for Life (BFL) in a community campaign aimed at raising awareness for the local food bank. On Dec. 5, the students staffed a table outside of Stop & Shop to distribute information about the BFL food bank, the soup kitchen,…

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Fourth-grader presents birthday ‘gifts’ to Bread for Life

January 16, 2016
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Comm - BFL Liam Duffy

Liam Duffy, a fourth-grader at Strong Elementary School, made a recent donations of non-perishable food items to Eldon Hafford, executive director of Southington Bread for Life (BFL). The items were collected as birthday gifts instead of more traditional presents. “Presents only last for a short time and are forgotten about,” he said in a press…

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Southington Catholic School supports Bread for Life in feeding the hungry

November 23, 2015
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Schools - BFL Southington Catholic

Southington Catholic School students donated an assortment of baked goods to Southington’s Bread for Life to enhance the meals prepared by BFL staff at the Masonic Friedship Lodge 33. BFL Executive Director Eldon Hafford, center, receives the desserts that were later distributed to residents in senior communities and the homebound. From left, are SCS students…

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BJ’s donates to Southington Bread for Life

August 24, 2015
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BJ’s wholesale club representatives present a ceremonial check on July 14 to Southington Bread for Life. From left are, Bread for Life treasurer David Donnelly, BJ’s employee Eric Gagner, BJ’s supervisor Shari Stary, Bread for Life Executive Director Eldon Hafford, BJ’s Operations Manager Bill Kearns.

Representatives of the local BJ’s wholesale club recently presented a ceremonial check and gift cards totaling $1,700 to Southington Bread for Life. Shari Stary, damaged defective returns supervisor, said in a press release from Bread for Life that BJ’s holds a commitment to supporting local organizations and services that help the underserved population. Employees play…

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Ameriprise continues efforts to combat hunger with Bread for Life

August 17, 2015
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Ray LaPalme, left, and James D. Garstang of Ameriprise Financial collect food at Top’s Market for Southington Bread for Life. (Photo courtesy of Ameriprise Financial Services)

Employees from two local offices of Ameriprise Financial Services participated in a town-wide collection effort at Stop & Shop and Top’s Market on June 19 to collect food for Bread for Life. “We were part of a nationwide team of 4,000 volunteers,” said Andrew J. Garstang, financial planner. Ameriprise is committed to eliminating domestic hunger,…

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Local organizations receive surprise grants

July 30, 2015
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Four Southington organizations received surprise grants by the Main Street Community Foundation on behalf of the Bristol Savings Bank Fund. From left, representatives from the Margaret C. Griffin Child Development Center, Bread for Life, United Way of Southington, and the Arc of Southington accepted the $1,000 grants at Southington Town Hall earlier today.

What would you do if you were surprised with a $1,000 grant? How would you impact your community and change the lives of your neighbors? The Arc of Southington, Bread for Life, the Margaret C. Griffin Child Development Center of Southington, and the United Way of Southington now have to answer that question. Earlier today,…

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Bread for Life help end hunger walk on June 13

June 6, 2015
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The third annual Help End Hunger Walk to benefit Southington Bread for Life will be held Saturday, June 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the downtown Rails to Trails. The free walk will begin at the Southington Community YMCA Mill Street entrance. Families, individuals and teams are welcome. This event is a collaborative…

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