October 2nd, 2017 – Now that apple season is at its peak, the Vermont Foodbank’s Pick for Your Neighbor program is in full swing at 16 participating orchards throughout Vermont, with support from Woodchuck Hard Cider and Front Porch Forum.
During apple harvest season, the Vermont Foodbank encourages individuals, families, civic groups and companies to visit participating apple orchards to pick and purchase extra apples for donation to the Vermont Foodbank. The Vermont Foodbank then distributes these fresh apples to food shelves and meal sites throughout the state to help feed Vermonters struggling with hunger.
Pick For Your Neighbor sponsor Woodchuck Hard Cider is once more supporting the cause by underwriting the program as well as sending their staff our to Champlain Orchards to pick and purchase apples. Woodchuck Hard Cider employees picked and purchased more than 2000 pounds of apples that will help feed Vermonters in need.
“Pick For Your Neighbor helps ensure that all Vermonters can celebrate the bounty of the harvest season,” said John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank CEO