Lamoille Community

Food Share

Roland Lajoie of WLVB once again spearheaded Chris' Challenge. As he did last year, he asked everyone to send donations so we could purchase turkeys.

The faith community of Stowe ran their Share For Thanksgiving to raise money to purchase all of the trimmings. Many thanks to St John's in the Mountains Episcopal Church, Blessed Sacrament, Jewish Community of Greater Stowe, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stowe and the Stowe Community Church.

We are very grateful to Demars Properties for once again donating storage space so we could collect all of the food needed to fill our bags.

Mac's Market, Hannaford, Price Chopper and Shaws were all very accomodating of our large orders for everything from turkeys to gravy, vegetables and brownie mix.

Thanks to Jeff Foss at Lamoille Trash Services and the Stowe Transfer Station for handling our mountains of cardboard.

Hunger's Hard Baking's Easy brought a carload of goodies to share with our neighbors.

Thanksgiving 2021

Once again, the community gathered around to make our Thanksgiving giveaway a great success! We handed out 802 turkey breasts and bags of fixings!

We heartily thank our staff, volunteers and so many individual and business community members!

This was a particularly difficult year with supply chain issues complicating our purchase of supplies. We gave out our turkeys and fixings in the week before Thanksgiving Day and needed to have everything in place before we started.

HUGE thanks go out to Stowe Mountain Resort, the Morristown Elementary School and the Vermont Food Venture Center for offering us freezer space so we could purchase our turkey breasts in advance.

We start with lots of empty shelves.

Pile up food.

Add lots of volunteers for packing

How do we do it?

And we are ready to go!

Over six days Kevin and Adam organized our volunteers to greet clients and help them load up their turkeys, bags of fixings, baked goods and veggies.

When we were having particular trouble purchasing stuffing our community stepped up big time!

Post 33 Yetis Baseball organized a "stuffing drive" and delivered enough stuffing for almost half of our clients.

Schools, organizations, businesses and individuals all dropped by with donations of all kinds.

We are so very gratefull to all of our supporters! As one client said, when she picked up her turkey "Consider yourself hugged"!