National Life Group and The Vermont Agency joined forces on Saturday, September 26, 2020 to help those struggling by hosting a food and necessities drive on the Maple Tree Place green in Williston.
“We’re happy to come together with National Life to help our neighbors during this difficult time,” said Megan Hand, Financial Advisor with The Vermont Agency who hosted the event. “It’s inspiring to see how communities step up to help the most vulnerable.”
During the pandemic, hunger has been steadily increasing. A recently released research study from University of Vermont found a 68% increase in food pantry usage between March and June.
After two hours, the group filled the National Life minivan with donated goods and received $70 in cash donations. Specific items needed include nonperishable, unexpired canned food including fruit, vegetables, tuna, beans, soup, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, applesauce, protein shakes and bars, feminine hygiene products, toiletries, and cleaning supplies. All donations collected will stock the shelves at the Do Good Cupboard in Montpelier and the Community Cupboard in Barre.
National Life Group® is a trade name of National Life Insurance Company, founded in Montpelier, VT., in 1848, Life Insurance Company of the Southwest, Addison, Texas, chartered in 1955, and their affiliates. Each company of National Life Group is solely responsible for its own financial condition and contractual obligations. Life Insurance Company of the Southwest is not an authorized insurer in New York and does not conduct insurance business in New York.