With gifts still arriving in our mailbox, we’re thrilled and relieved to announce that we have reached the financial goal set for our summer fundraising campaign.
Beyond helping to keep the presses rolling, your gifts mean we’ll deliver at least 140 meals to Charlotte residents facing food insecurity, thanks to our partnership with Age Well. We feel good about that.
Maj Eisinger’s recent story in this newspaper, “Food insecurity and hunger often hiding in plain sight,” probably came as a surprise to many of us, living as we do in a wealthy town. Here are a few facts:
- The Charlotte Food Shelf serves 23-27 Charlotte and North Ferrisburgh families per month.
- The Charlotte Little Food Pantry at the Congregational Church is depleted daily.
- Through Meals on Wheels, Age Well delivers about 250 meals a year in Charlotte.
As Eisinger puts it: “Hunger is as real in this town as the efforts to assuage it.”
We’re proud to be playing a small role in supplying meals to those in need. And we couldn’t do it without you, the 140 generous readers who have given to our summer campaign. From all of us here at The Charlotte News, our heartfelt thanks.
If you’ve not yet made your donation, there’s still time. When it’s convenient for you, simply put your check in the mail to The Charlotte News, PO Box 251, Charlotte VT 05445, or visit our new website, credit card in hand. Every gift means one more meal for a Charlotter in need.
Each gift helps ensure the future of public service journalism in Charlotte.