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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, along with an experienced educator to direct the overall 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
Bread for Life provides hands-on training, instruction by industry professionals, and community support for men and women with the will to improve their lives and the desire to begin successful careers in the hospitality industry.


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 kitchen prep, banquet service, event set-up and housekeeping and practical classroom instruction by local industry partners.

Staff

Amy Camp
Program Coordinator  
Shannon McCullough
Executive Director


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 Accounting Solutions

Anthony Mallon
Director
Institute for Nonprofit Organizations (INPO)
UGA School of Social Work

Mary Ellen Wimberly
Previous Bread for Life Executive Director

Beth Elzea
Director of Sales
Courtyard by Marriott

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

Tamara Rosekraus
General Manager
Levy Convention Centers


Mentors

Sharon Hopkins
Emily Finke
Whit Richardson

 

Amelia Longnecker
Shannon McCullough
Jake Grant

 


Bread for Life     300 North Thomas Street    Athens, GA 30601     706-201-4640    contact@breadforlifeathens.org