JUNE 9, 2018 • STRAWBERRY HILL, STOWE, VT • 5-9pm
WHAT: Cork is hosting a fundraiser, with the goal of 100% of proceeds going to the Vermont Foodbank’s new “Vermonters Feeding Vermonters” program.
WHEN: Saturday, June 9 from 5-9pm
WHERE: Strawberry Hill Farm, 300 Meadow Lane, Stowe VT
WHY: Hunger is an issue that hits closer to home than most of us think. It’s present in our community and is a significant issue in neighboring communities. Our goal is to bring more awareness to this problem. No fundraising efforts toward this issue currently exist in Stowe.
DETAILS: ROOTS will be a walk around tasting event / cocktail party featuring natural wines from Cork, beer & cider from breweries around Stowe, and heavy hors d’oeuvres from 20-30 of the best restaurants and food producers in Vermont. Dave Wilkens and Molly Pindell have generously donated their fabulous Strawberry Hill Farm as the location of the event. We are committed to 100% of the proceeds from the event going directly to the Vermont Foodbank. We are specifically donating the proceeds to a new program called Vermonters Feeding Vermonters. In this pilot year, the goal is to increase the amount and quality of fresh, healthy food distributed to those in need by purchasing high quality fruits and vegetables directly from Vermont growers to distribute to Vermonters facing hunger. The goal of this program is to purchase approximately 150,000 pounds of Vermont grown produce in 2018.
hunger in lamoille county
According to the 2014 Hunger in America study completed by the Vermont Foodbank and Feeding America, there are 12 Foodbank network partners in Lamoille County. The Vermont Foodbank and these agencies provide food to 24.7% of Lamoille’s population. Other information from that study on Lamoille County:
· Population: 25,082
· Poverty rate (2009-2013): 12.6%
· 6,200 Lamoille residents visit a Foodbank network partner each year
· 63.3% of Foodbank clients in Lamoille report having to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities.
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Can't make it to the event but still want to help support the cause? Click on the button above to donate! Any amount helps. If you'd prefer to discuss a direct donation with the organizer, please call Danielle Nichols at 530-559-4495 or fill out the form below.