Vermont Business Magazine The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, announced that it has once again awarded $5,000 to the Intervale Center. The Intervale Center, which manages 380 acres of farm fields, wetlands, trails and wildlife corridors, is home to 11 independent farm enterprises employing around 60 people and grossing more than $1.3 million in sales of fresh foods each year. Through the Center’s agricultural development programs, staffers work with over 60 farms throughout Vermont each year, strengthening their economic, social and environmental impact.
“The Intervale Center is one of our hidden treasures in Vermont,” said Michael Seaver, Officer, People’s United Community Foundation and President of People's United Bank in Vermont. “More and more Vermonters are enjoying the increased access to farm fresh foods that the Center provides.”
The award brings the total giving by the People’s United Community Foundation to the organization to over $27,500.
“This donation from People’s United Community Foundation will help us provide excellent business planning services to Vermont’s farmers, strengthen Vermont’s local agricultural economy and increase access to locally grown food in our community,” said Intervale Center Executive Director, Travis Marcotte.
Established in 2007, People’s United Community Foundation was formed to help support programs and activities that enhance the quality of life for citizens in the communities that People’s United Bank serves. People's United Bank is a subsidiary of People's United Financial, Inc., a diversified financial services company with over $40 billion in assets. People’s United Bank, founded in 1842, is a premier, community-based, regional bank in the Northeast offering commercial and retail banking, as well as wealth management services through a network of nearly 400 retail locations in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.