Representatives from Long Trail Brewing Company, Farrell Distributing, and Hannaford Supermarkets visited the Vermont Foodbank with a check for $18,566, monies raised from a recent promotion in Hannaford stores throughout New England.

During November and December 2015, Long Trail Brewing Company donated $1 for every case of Long Trail sold at Hannaford Supermarkets.IMG_5948

“Long Trail Brewing is really proud to play a small role in the important efforts of the VT Foodbank. Most people in the state are unaware that one in four Vermonters cannot afford enough food or enough nutritious food,” said Jed Nelson, Marketing Director for Long Trail Brewing Company. “Together with our friends at Hannaford and Farrell Distributing, we are able to help supply more than 55,000 meals to our neighbors.”

In Vermont, Farrell Distributing matched Long Trail’s donation dollar for dollar. “Farrell is always proud to support a program that works with the Vermont Foodbank,” said Ryan Chaffin, Director of Marketing for Farrell Distributing. “When they are involved, we always try to step up our game because we know the dollars go to a wonderful mission!”

“These funds will help Vermonters who are struggling financially to provide nutritious food for themselves and their families,” said Eric Blom, Hannaford spokesman. “The partnership between Hannaford customers, Long Trail Brewing Company and Farrell Distributing will make a difference toward ending hunger in Vermont.”

Funds raised from this promotion will provide more than 55,000 meals for Vermonters in need of food assistance. “Farrell Distributing, the Long Trail Brewing Company and Hannaford Supermarkets have stepped up time and time again to support the neighbors in our community who face hunger every day,” said John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank CEO. “We are grateful for their loyal partnership in the work of ensuring no one in Vermont goes hungry.”


Vermont Foodbank is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, providing nutritious food through a network of more than 300 community partners – food shelves, meal sites, schools, hospitals, and housing sites. Food insecurity has increased dramatically as a result of the pandemic, economic disruptions, and recent flooding. The Vermont Foodbank and its network have been on the front lines, working to ensure that everyone has the food they need to maintain their health. Last year, the Vermont Foodbank provided over 12 million pounds of food to people throughout Vermont. The Vermont Foodbank, a member of Feeding America, is nationally recognized as one of the most effective and efficient nonprofits and food banks in the nation.