September is “Hunger Action” Month Across the US and Just Basics Inc.’s (JBI) Montpelier Food Pantry and Bear Pond Books are teaming up to fill the window!
Beginning Monday, September 22 through 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 28, the community is welcome to donate non-perishable food items and display them in Bear Pond Books’ window. All donations will be brought to the JBI Montpelier Food Pantry located at the Trinity Methodist Church 137 Main Street Montpelier.
JBI’s Montpelier Food Pantry is an emergency food supplier for nearly 4,000 Central Vermonters. Extremely diminished food pantry reserves, coupled with a 20% increase in participants, has created a situation where, without community support, the Montpelier Food Pantry will not be able to meet a fraction of the need that exists in our community.
Join forces with Bear Pond Books, Just Basics Inc., and others in the community to help defeat hunger in Central Vermont.
Not sure what to donate? Peanut butter, tuna fish, pasta and sauces, hot and cold cereal, shelf stabilized milk, tomato products, soup and canned fruits are most welcome. Toiletry products such as shampoo, toothpaste and brushes, soap and diapers are also accepted.
If you prefer to make a monetary donation, Bear Pond Books will accept cash and checks at the store’s main desk. Checks may also be sent to Just Basics Inc. 137 Main St Montpelier, VT 05602.