Posts Tagged ‘ Bread for Life ’

Hafford to step down as Bread for Life director

September 16, 2016
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Eldon Hafford adjusts one of his favorite photos that decorates a wall at Bread for Life. The photo shows BFL officials accepting the grant that helped fund the new facility.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER After nine years as executive director for Bread for Life (BFL), Eldon Hafford has announced his retirement. Since taking the helm in 2007, Hafford has led BFL’s dramatic growth to meet the needs of the Southington community. His hard work will culminate this fall with the opening of a new…

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Bread for Life volunteer honored by Patriots

August 15, 2016
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Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft and Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Famer Andre Tippett congratulate Benny Cammuso from Southington's Bread for Life for his selection as a Myra Kraft Community MVP Award winner. During the June 2 luncheon, the Kraft family and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation awarded $200,000 in grants to 26 New England nonprofits. Bread for Life received a $5,000 grant in honor of Cammuso's volunteer efforts.

FOXBOROUGH, MASS.—The Kraft family and New England Patriots Charitable Foundation’s Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards place a spotlight on those who give their time to help others and exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving their communities through volunteerism. Each year, the Kraft family and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation host the awards…

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No more empty bowls

June 6, 2016
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Two seventh-graders chat with art teacher Rebecca Sellers while they roll out clay they will model into bowls.

Art classrooms at Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School have looked more like flower gardens awash with dozens of blooms. Vibrant colors, patterns and creative shapes have taken over the classroom as seventh- graders embrace the Empty Bowls Project to benefit Southington Bread for Life. This project is an international effort to fight hunger. Potters, artists,…

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Walking in the rain to stop hunger

May 4, 2016
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SO Walk Against Hunger- (8)

Poor weather couldn’t put a damper on the event, as residents braved the rains on Sunday to participate in the annual “Walk Against Hunger.” Bread for Life hosts the event as a fundraiser for the organization that helps to feed Southington’s less fortunate residents. The event featured activities for kids, Valentine the Clown, a DJ,…

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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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