Congressman Peter Welch joins Citizens Bank and Vermont Foodbank to celebrate new strides in fight against hunger
March 9th, 2018, Barre, VT – As part of their “Citizens Helping Fight Hunger” initiative, Citizens Bank presented the Vermont Foodbank with a donation toward the lease of a new truck to deliver food to Vermonters facing hunger. During a “Key presentation” event today, Congressman Peter Welch joined Joe Carelli, President, Citizens Bank, New Hampshire & Vermont, and John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank CEO to celebrate the new co-branded 26-foot, refrigerated box truck.
“Thanks to the folks at Citizens Bank for their generosity in supporting the important mission of the Vermont Foodbank,” says Congressman Peter Welch. “Your leadership by example in Vermont’s business community is inspiring. And your gift will be a big boost to the Foodbank as they work to provide food security to Vermonters.”
This new truck joins the Foodbank’s fleet of eight trucks that move food throughout the state. It will support the Vermont Foodbank’s work delivering food to 215 food shelves, meal sites, senior centers and after-school programs, and directly to families, children, older adults and individuals at schools and hospitals.
“As an organization striving to end hunger statewide, transportation is a crucial part of achieving our mission,” says Vermont Foodbank, CEO John Sayles. “Hunger isn’t an issue of there not being enough food in our country and in our state, it’s a question of how to get that