Manchester chamber donates to food cupboards
MANCHESTER - The Manchester and the Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce was able to make a donation of $2,300 to seven regional cupboards based on the proceeds of its annual holiday event, Manchester Merriment.
“The chamber’s $2,300 donation will provide much needed support to our food cupboards. Strong participate in ‘Merriment’ provides the opportunity for us to continue this level of support for our food cupboards which is so important in these challenging economic times,” said Berta Maginniss, the chamber’s executive director, in a statement.
Merriment events included inn tours, wine tastings and horse and wagon rides. The donations were presented to the respective food cupboards at the chamber’s December mixer at its visitor welcome center.
At the mixer, Jack Gunther, director of the Arlington food cupboard, said that without gifts like the one made by the chamber, local agencies would not be able to stay in business and “serve many deserving folks.”
There recipients were in Arlington, Danby, Jamaica, Londonderry, Manchester, Pawlet and Rupert.