Letter: Thank you for making Top the Truck a success

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Editor of the Reformer:

The Putney Foodshelf's sixth annual Top the Truck event Sept. 25 brought in 2,590 pounds of food thanks to the generosity of community members. The food is now sorted and put on the shelves, and the cases of food ordered through the Putney Food Co-op at bulk discount rate have been delivered both to the Foodshelf and to our Food4Kids program at Putney Central School.

We would like to give special thanks to the following people and organizations:

- The Putney Food Co-op for running another bulk food drive for Top the Truck. This is a wonderful partnership that brought in 43% of the total food collected.

- The Grammar School whose families donated 400 pounds of food, delivered by the eighth-graders. This was 27% of the total food collected at the truck.

- The spirited Landmark College softball team and to students from The Putney School.

- The Leadership Council of students at Putney Central School, who did a fabulous job tabling at the Co-op, and also delivered a food collection to the truck.

- Peter "Fish" Case and the PEAK radio station for joining us and advocating for Top the Truck on the air. (Students from Putney Central School had a blast getting their voices on the radio.)

- Foodshelf volunteer Christine Couturier who led the way this year with the food management. She put in an amazing behind-the-scenes effort preparing, organizing the truck and putting the donated food away.

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- All the volunteers, including Earnie and Mark, who prepared and staffed the truck and stored donations the following morning. We couldn't have done it without the effort of every single person who pitched in.

Thanks also to our sponsors: Consolidated Communications, J.D. McCliment's and Soundview Paper Company.

If you are in need of food, visit the Putney Foodshelf during our open hours: 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays and 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Putney Community Center, 10 Christian Square, ramp-side entrance. Everyone is welcome.

If you missed Top the Truck but still want to make a donation, check out our website for details: putneyfoodshelf.org/support-us

If you have any questions about the Foodshelf, reach out to Hannah Pick, executive director, at putneyfoodshelf@gmail.com or call 802-387-8551.

Our community supports us so we can support our community, and we're grateful for all of you.

Nancy Olson

president, board of directors,

Putney Foodshelf Inc., Oct. 17


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