SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT (August 23, 2011) - FairPoint Communications has made a $3000 donation to the Vermont Foodbank to help the Foodbank provide 18,000 meals.
"FairPoint is proud to support the Vermont Foodbank in its vital role of helping fight hunger," said Michael K. Smith, Vermont state president. "Almost 1 in 6 Vermonters doesn't have enough to eat and the Vermont Foodbank steps in to fill the void."
The Foodbank distributes food to its 280 partners around the state so that Vermonters can visit community food shelves, pantries and meal programs. There are hundreds of thousands of our Vermont neighbors - including children, seniors and working families - who are unable to put enough food on the table.
"We thank FairPoint for this contribution, especially now, as we brace for the possibility of less federal assistance to help with the growing number of Vermonters who are hungry," said John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank CEO.
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