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Help End Hunger Walk on April 27 to Benefit Bread for Life PDF Print E-mail

The second annual Help End Hunger Walk will be held Sunday, April 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. Proceeds from the walk will benefit Bread for Life to help feed the hungry right here in Southington.
Walkers can choose either a 1-mile or 3-mile walk on the Rails to Trails linear trail, which is both stroller and wheelchair accessible.

Participants can register for the walk on the day of the event starting at 1 p.m. in the back parking lot of the Southington Community YMCA, 29 High St. Registration can also be made on the Bread for Life website http://www.southingtonbreadforlife.com. There is a fee of $20 per person and $35 per family. T-shirts will be given to the first 200 registrants.

The walk will begin at 2 p.m.

After the walk, activities for the whole family will be held at the YMCA including Valentine the Clown, music, refreshments, games with coach Justin Hubeny of the YMCA, and Double Dutch and other jump rope lessons with Pamela Patterson.
The event will be held rain or shine and is a dog-free event. This fundraiser will help Bread for Life to continue its mission "that no one may go hungry."
This event is being run in conjunction with Southington Parks and Recreation Department, Southington Community YMCA and Activate Southington. For more information, call Bread for Life office, 860-276-8389.

 
Bread for Life Finds its Home PDF Print E-mail

Bread for Life has found its home. After years of searching, the Board of Directors has announced that it has entered into an agreement in principle to purchase a parcel of land located at 31 Vermont Avenue in Southington from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Bread for Life proposes constructing a 3,200 square foot contemporary Cape style building to house all of its operations. The building will consist of a dining room, kitchen, food storage and office space that will consolidate its operations under one roof.

“Consolidating all our space is something we’ve always dreamed of – this agreement is very exiting” said Bill McDougall, Chairman of the Board of Directors. Once constructed, the facility will allow services and storage to be in the same location for the first time. The program will no longer be divided between the Friendship Hall at the Masonic Lodge where meals are served and food is prepared, and the storage at the local YMCA and St. Paul’s Church and administrative offices at the law office building of Tony Denorfia.

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Help End Hunger Walk Registration PDF Print E-mail

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Join a great walk…...for great cause!

1:00 pm REGISTRATION—back parking lot of YMCA, 29 High Street, Southington

2:00 pm WALK BEGINS—choose 1 or 3 mile walk on the Rails to Trails — flat course that is stroller and wheelchair accessible

2:15-4:00 pm AFTER WALK PARTY—featuring music, food, games and activities for kids with Coach Justin, face painting, and Valentine the Clown

EVENT WILL BE HELD RAIN OR SHINE

 
Bread for Life receives first donation for new building PDF Print E-mail

BFL-Lunch-Group-2014Eldon Hafford, executive director of Bread for Life, recently announced that the organization received its first donation specifically slated for the future permanent Bread for Life facility. The generous contribution was especially meaningful, he said, because it was given by members of the Lunch Group at Lincoln Lewis Terrace senior housing, located on Academy Street in downtown Southington.

Most people know Bread for Life for the hot noon meal it serves each weekday at the dining room located at the Masonic Lodge on Main Street. However, the program also provides hot lunch one day each week to seven local senior housing complexes, breakfast at the 11 Southington elementary schools, and daily meals and weekly groceries to approximately 30 homebound friends.

The Lunch Group members said they look forward to every Wednesday when a hot meal is delivered midday. On a recent day, the meal included chicken cacciatore, vegetables and dessert. Even though a donation can is always on the serving table, “people don’t have to contribute,” said Carol Britton, a resident who is part of the group. Contributions grow $1 at a time and have resulted in donations being made to Bread for Life several times each year.

The lunch gathering is not only a time for dining but for conversation, fellowship and fun. Often the meal is followed by a game of cards, she said.

Britton said she and the other residents of Lincoln Lewis are very appreciative of Bread for Life and the services it provides lower income and older residents of Southington. She sees the value in the organization establishing a permanent location so that it can continue helping others.

For the past several years, Bread for Life has been seeking a permanent downtown facility to consolidate the kitchen, dining room, storage area and offices, which are presently in various locations. Lunch group members said they were glad they could play a part in making that project materialize.

“With all of us working together, we can make it happen that no one goes hungry,” Hafford said.

 
F.I.T. continues with support for Bread for Life PDF Print E-mail

Clients of Foresi’s Individualized Training exhibited their generous holiday spirit by making heartfelt contributions to Bread for Life. The significant donation, which F.I.T. clients gave during December, was recently presented to Eldon Hafford, BFL executive director, by Stephanie Bergamo Foresi, MSPT, owner of F.I.T., located at 550 N. Main St., Southington CT.
 
“Their support for Bread for Life has been truly incredible. I really thank them for their continued commitment to our organization that helps Southington’s neediest,” Hafford said.
 
Foresi, a personal trainer and orthopedic/sport physical therapist, opened her studio two years ago, and since that time has been one of the BFL’s most enthusiastic supporters. She has conducted several food drives as well as fundraisers.
 
“The hungriest in our midst may not know where their next meal is coming from, but we do. It is from the kindness and generosity of good people like you and your clients at F.I.T.,” Hafford said to Foresi when she presented the donation. “There are so many businesses and individuals that continue to be so supportive.”
 
F.I.T. features private setting personal training, Barre Classes, Physical Therapy specializing in chronic pain and spine disorders, Pilates Reformer, and the Brand NEW “Class Pass” allowing unlimited monthly classes. As much as Foresi feels great satisfaction from her clients’ progress, she takes pride in her success in inspiring youth to adopt fitness, health and fun as a lifelong lifestyle. She leads classes for children at her studio as well as at Kelley Elementary School in an after-school program.
 
For more information about F.I.T., visit www.StayFitConnecticut.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/stayfitconnecticut.

 
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