Helping Hands Award

The Helping Hands Award is an award that recognizes organizations and individuals who have given their strong support to the New England Food Foundation. The award is a symbol of the commitment and dedication to the children of New England. Up to three awards per year can be given to recipients.

An engraved bluestone terrace has been created from recipients of the Helping Hands Award and is located at the Cape House. This allows the visitors to the Cape House an opportunity to see all of the individuals and organizations who have made their stay possible.

Past Recipients

2001 John Buckley—Eastern Sales & Marketing

Bill Grize—Stop & Shop Supermarkets

2002 Pat and Bud Roche—Roche Bros.

Chip O’Hare—Johnson O’Hare Co.

Jack Young—Kraft

2003 Brian Pijanowski—Shaw’s Supermarkets

David Petri—Foxboro Terminals

Bill Mello—Supervalu

2004 Frank Cacciapouti—Johnson O’Hare Specialty

Chris Flynn—Massachusetts Food Association

Verne Powell—Food Industry Consultant

2005 Harry O’Hare (In Memoriam)—Johnson O’Hare

Jean (“John”) Roland LeComte (In Memoriam)

Gary Pfeil—Roche Brothers

2006 Nick Matook—Acosta Sales & Marketing

Dan Sullivan—Eastern Sales & Marketing

Bob Trumbour—Johnson O’Hare

2007 John Cerretani—Cerretani’s Supermarket

Dick Ponte—Stop & Shop Supermarkets

Kenneth Murphy (In Memoriam)—Advantage

2008 Sal Lombardo—Liberty Markets

Joe Carroll—J.P Carroll Company

Leo Sutera—Louise’s Ravioli Company

2009 Bill Tuck—Johnson O’Hare

Gene Mahoney—Advantage

2013 Kim Richardson-Roach—Ahold USA
2016 Jim Walsh—Sun Products Corp.
2017 Jerry Larsson—JOH
2018 Rick Daly—Acosta
2019 Robert Turcotte—DeMoulas/Market Basket
2021 Kevin Kavanagh
2022 Bill Breheny