The Vermont Foodbank has received a $2,500 donation from The Abbey Group, and the two are partnering to educate students on childhood hunger and the hardship of food insecurity, the foodbank announced in a news release in recent days.
The partnership was started in May, when school lunch menus offered information about childhood hunger in Vermont, and featured a young girl called “Kate” who was chosen to illustrate the fact that nearly 25,000 Vermont children struggle with hunger. As part of the awareness-raising campaign, The Abbey Group collected canned food in drives at more than 25 schools around Vermont where they are the food service contractor.
“The objective was to promote tolerance and civic responsibility,” stated Abbey Underwood, marketing director of The Abbey Group. “We wanted to engage students by giving them the facts and then offering a way to help the cause.”
According to John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank CEO, “The Abbey Group and their employees see firsthand the effects food has on the growth and development of children and how a lack of food, or hunger, prevents kids and families from participating as full members of our community.”
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