Tag: Bread for Life

Town groups prepare for holiday giving

Holiday drives are already underway. Above, Isabella Council 15 of the Knights of Columbus (KOC) and its members delivered 60 winter coats to Southington Community Services in October for distribution to children in need in Southington. The drive is part of their Coats for Kids drive. From left, KOC member Bill Shatas, Southington Community Services director Janet Mellon, and KOC member Richard Pillar.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The upcoming holidays have various town organizations finalizing efforts to give back to those in need. Whether it’s clothing, food or toys, there’s plenty of ways to help out in the community this season. Southington…

Soup Nite draws record crowds

At right, high school volunteers dole out soup donated by local restaurants at the annual Soup Nite to benefit Bread for Life.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Pasta fagioli? Minestrone? One of the many chowders or just a simple chicken noodle? No matter what your preference, volunteers at the annual Bread for Life (BFL) Soup Nite were ready to serve. On Wednesday,…

Bread for Life on pace for December opening

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On Thursday, Oct. 13, State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin, Southington) inspected the construction progress for the Bread for Life facility on Vermont Ave., a project that has received much attention from the Majority House Leader. The official opening is expected…

Bread for Life volunteer honored by Patriots

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.…

No more empty bowls

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…

Walking in the rain to stop hunger

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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…