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ABOUT US

Bread for Life is a non-profit organization that brings together leaders in the local hospitality industry as instructors, a talented and experienced baker to oversee production, an experienced educator to direct the educational program, a dedicated crew of volunteers, and students who have the desire to embark on a career path that will lift them and their families out of poverty. This recipe for success combines a classroom curriculum plus hands-on paid work training to prepare graduates for a viable, sustainable career.
 

Mission Statement
The mission of Bread for Life is to provide hands-on training and transferable skills with instruction by hospitality industry professionals and support for people with the will to improve their lives and the desire to begin successful careers.


Vision Statement
The joy of serving others fosters a rich and fulfilling life. BFL, Inc. seeks to develop a model that cultivates the joy of service and transforms lives through mentoring, training, and support from industry.

Core Values

Philotimo
        Love of Honor
        Obligation
        Self-Respect
        Teamwork


Hospitality

Servant-Style Leadership

         Our Curriculum
The Bread for Life curriculum is a composite of hands-on training in our industrial kitchen and practical classroom instruction by local industry partners.

Staff

Mary Ellen Wimberly
Executive Director  
Brian Henderson
Baking Instructor


Board of Directors

President:
Paul Cramer

Executive Director
The Classic Center

Vice-President:
Nina Lamson, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Distance Ed. & Technology Integration
Associate Professor of Psychology
University of North Georgia

Secretary:
Father Anthony Salzman

Pastor
St. Philothea Orthodox Church

Treasurer:
Charles Watson

Owner
Smart Business Services

Beth Elzea
General Manager, Georgia Gameday Center

Junie Hewell, MSW
Athens Council on Aging (ret.)

Dr. Penny Mills
Executive Director (ret.)
Bread for Life, Inc.


Advisory Board

Gary Hamilton
Chuck Clark
Bob Googe

 

Anthony Mallon
Shane Todd

 


Bread for Life     3761 Mars Hill Road    Watkinsville, GA 30677     706-201-4640    contact@breadforlifeathens.org