Over Two Tons of Food Collected at Vermont Foodbank Day in Stowe

By AlpineZone News |
Apr 18 2007 - 02:42 PM

STOWE, Vermont — Preventing hunger in Vermont was complimented by an April powder-day at Stowe Mountain Resort on Sunday, April 15. Thousands of skiers and snowboarders showed up to support the Vermont Foodbank and take advantage of almost two feet of snow that had fallen over the past few days. Everyone who contributed to the two tons of food collected received discounted tickets; however, the show of support and snow conditions was priceless. That night, another two feet of snow fell.

Due to an extraordinarily snowy stretch of winter beginning in mid-January and continuing into April, Stowe has extended its’ ski season through April 29. The latest blast of snow delivered 89″ inches in April alone, bringing the season total to 374″. That’s over 10% above an annual ten year average for Mt. Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak.

The Vermont Foodbank serves nearly 270 not-for-profit organizations with meal programs: community kitchens; shelters for the homeless; domestic abuse programs; food shelf programs; rehabilitative centers; and services for the elderly and children. The Vermont Foodbank receives financial and product support from organizations, corporations, foundations and individuals. For more information, call (802) 253-3426 or visit www.vtfoodbank.org.