Community

JOH is committed to giving back. It’s not just something we talk about. JOH takes a very hands-on approach to improving the community in which we work and live.

Kids 360 

Kids 360 is a non-profit entity created by JOH. The vision of giving back to the community was woven into the fabric of JOH by the founder, Harry O’Hare. Harry spent a lifetime giving back to those less fortunate. It is this inspiration that launched the concept of Kids 360.

Kids 360 takes a 360 degree approach to a child’s life. Whether it is providing clothes, food, toys, medical support or school supplies, the monies raised go directly to carefully selected children’s charities.

Kids 360 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered with the United States Internal Revenue Service.

Annual Charity Event

On October 2, 2017, JOH held their 5th Annual Kids 360 Charity Event. JOH hosted 150 industry executives at Woodland Golf Club in Auburndale, MA and everyone in attendance was there to support Kids 360. By the close of 2017, Kids 360 has donated over $307,500 to various children’s charities chosen by our customers.

Visit Kids360charity.org for more information.

Cycling For A Cure

JOH’s Kids 360 cycle team joined over 6,000 cyclists in the 37th annual Pan-Mass Challenge. The team finished the two-day, 192 mile annual bike-a-thon that crossed the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Since 2011, JOH and Kids 360 have raised $220,000 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

If you would like to join our team, please contact John Saidnawey.

Photo (Left to Right): Rick Alpern, Single Source Marketing; Tom Lavery, Strategic Sales Management; George Coleman, CVS; John Saidnawey, JOH; Ted Browne, JOH; Gerry Castignetti, JOH; Nick Fanion, JOH

Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School: Corporate Work Study Program

Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School is a co-ed, private, Catholic High School, located in Lawrence, MA and is a member of the Cristo Rey Network. This network founded The Corporate Work Study Program. This innovative program allows students to finance the majority of their tuition by offering outsourced full-time, entry-level office jobs. This program not only enables the students to earn tuition, but gives them valuable on-the-job experience.

JOH has been involved in The Corporate Work Study Program since 2009 by providing six (6) students each year with an internship. The students are given their own desks and assignments. Business leadership is provided by JOH employees.

New England Food Foundation

In 1961, Harry O’Hare, Sr. and others founded the Nazareth Food Association in support of the Nazareth Home, an orphanage located in Jamaica Plain. Today the Association is known as the New England Food Foundation and it is one of the largest local food industry charities in the country.

The New England Food Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization established for the express purpose of helping children in need through charitable activities of the food industry.

Numerous JOH employees have supported this foundation by either serving as Director, Chairman or President. JOH also facilitates donations of non-perishable goods from their clients.

Positions Held by JOH’ers:

Past Presidents

  • 2015 Kevin Tassinari
  • 2007 Jerry Larsson
  • 2004 Chris Darmody
  • 2001 John Saidnawey
  • 1994 Frank Cacciapouti
  • 1993 Chip O’Hare
  • 1989 Bob Trumbour
  • 1985 Bill Tuck
  • 1964 Harry O’Hare, Sr.

Current Board of Directors

  • Matt O’Hare
  • Robin Johnson
  • Kevin Tassinari

Current Event Overseer

  • Jerry Larsson

Network of Executive Women

The overall mission of the Network of Executive Women (NEW) is to attract, retain and advance women in the retail and consumer products industry through education, leadership and business development.

Knowing that female colleagues in the food brokerage industry were few and far between, Bobbie O’Hare decided to establish the New England chapter of NEW. Her mission was to help other women in the region break through the barriers of a male-dominated industry. After starting the New England chapter in 2003, she developed the Metro NY and Northwest Arkansas chapters. She then went on to establish 15 of the 20 regional NEW chapters, making it the powerhouse national organization it is today.

NEW has grown by leaps and bounds over the years, and Bobbie has been joined by a number of female JOH’ers who have proudly taken on leadership roles within their regional chapters.

Greater Boston Food Bank

JOH is a huge supporter of the The Greater Boston Food Bank.

The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. Last year, they distributed 60.7 million pounds of nutritious food to people who struggle to have enough to eat. GBFB is committed to increasing their food distribution to provide at least one meal a day to every person in need within Eastern Massachusetts while supporting healthy lives and communities.

JOH is proud to support GBFB and frequently contributes to this organization with time, effort and capital. Chip O’Hare also provides guidance to the GBFB through his participation on its Food Industry Council.

We are delighted to assist this amazing organization make such a huge impact on the lives of people in Greater Boston.

Photo (L to R): Bobbie O’Hare, JOH; Catherine D’Amato, Greater Boston Food Bank; Chip O’Hare, JOH