Employees run for dough in a Bread Run Challenge

By Karen Polise

In support of our long-standing partnership with Island Harvest Food Bank, Information Services (IS) volunteers and other employees partnered with Bread Run, an organization founded in 2012 by Half Hollow Hills High School East students on Long Island.  One of those students, Danielle Rubenfeld, organized this great event to take place on the lawns of the Bocce playing fields in Hicksville while she was a National Grid IS summer intern.  Bread Run’s mission is to bring the community together to fight hunger and homelessness. 

The crowds roared as volunteers participated in the fun-filled Bread Run Challenge, a capture the flag-like game, where they competed to collect the most bread without getting tagged.  We had about 70 brave employees join the challenge.  Have a look at this video to see the friendly competition in action …

“I’m proud of our partnership with Island Harvest – over 12 years providing half a million pounds of food, serving over 400,000 meals – that’s pretty remarkable.  Thank you for all you do in giving back to our community,” said John Bruckner, EVP Network Operations, Capital Delivery, and SHE.

With the company match, over $12,000 has been raised to benefit Island Harvest Food Bank and donations are still coming in. 

“Danielle was the inspiration behind getting the IS team involved in the Bread Run Challenge.  It really was a great time to share and give back to the community,” said Fran DiLeonardo, Director IS Customer Service Management.

Check out the pictures of the participating teams below.

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