West Dover, VT (January 13, 2012) – The holidays are a time for giving and skiers and riders came out in droves at Mount Snow, Vermont on Christmas Day to enjoy the snow and support the Deerfield Valley Food Pantry of Wilmington, Vermont. Lift tickets for the day were just ten dollars with all proceeds totaling $3,520.00 going to support the local non-profit organization that provides food and necessities to those in need around the area.
The Deerfield Valley Food Pantry’s team of volunteers played a vital role in collecting donations and providing affected residents with supplies in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.
“We are very grateful to everyone that came out on Christmas Day to support the food pantry with cash and non-perishable food donations,” said DVFP Board of Directors member, Therese Lounsbury. “And especially a big thanks to the folks at Mount Snow for always being such gracious supporters throughout the years.”
The mission of the Deerfield Valley Food Pantry is to see that no one in the area goes needlessly hungry, or lacks the basics for personal care. They provide, as well as their resources permit, food and other items to all those who ask for assistance in the Dover, Halifax, Jacksonville, Marlboro, Readsboro, Searsburg, Whitingham, and Wilmington area.
The DVFP relies on donations of food items, the financial support of local churches, towns, organizations and individuals, plus an annual membership drive to make sure their shelves are never empty.
The DVFP is a 501 (c)(3) organization, and is a member of the Vermont Foodbank. For more information visit www.deerfieldvalleyfoodpantry.com .
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Photo: Mount Snow communications manager, David Meeker presents the $3,520.00 check from money raised on Christmas Day to DVFP Board of Directors member Therese Lounsbury.