The Abbey Group has partnered with the Vermont Food Bank to educate students on childhood hunger and the hardship of food insecurity. The effort started in May when all lunch menus featured facts about childhood hunger in Vermont and “Kate”, an illustration of a girl who represents the thousands of Vermont children who struggle with hunger. As a part of the effort, The Abbey Group hosted canned food drives at over 25 schools around the state and donated $2,500 dollars to the Vermont Food Bank.
“The objective was to promote tolerance and civic responsibility.” Marketing Director of The Abbey Group said “We wanted to engage students by giving them the facts and then offering a way to help the cause.”
The Vermont Foodbank is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, serving communities in all 14 counties of Vermont through a network of more than 280 food shelves, soup kitchens, shelters, senior centers and after-school programs. 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.