A local food manufacturer has joined efforts with Strolling of the Heifers to raise awareness, funds, and food donations for project Feed the Thousands, the largest annual food drive in southern Vermont and New Hampshire. On Saturday, November 10, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., the community is invited to stop by the River Garden at 157 Main Street in Brattleboro for a Funds and Food Donation Pizza Party. Attendees will be given freshly baked pizza, a drink, and a dessert in exchange for a donation and/or a non-perishable food item for Project Feed the Thousands. The pizza party will feature many allergy-free options, including gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan pizza and desserts.
“Project Feed the Thousands has become a key part of our local food security picture”, said Orly Munzing, Executive Director of the Stroll, “Our mission of building healthy local food systems starts with addressing hunger in our community.”
Nancy Cain, founder of Against the Grain Gourmet agreed, “Project Feed is the largest food drive in the area. Last year, they provided over 200,000 meals to those in need. Against the Grain is happy to provide pizzas and desserts to help support this worthy cause.”
The family-friendly event will feature several flavors of Against the Grain Gourmet’s gluten-free pizzas and desserts, freshly baked in the River Garden’s kitchen, as well as their newest product — vegan pizza. Local musicians will provide entertainment during the event.
“Come to the River Garden on Saturday for a delicious lunch, and help your neighbors at the same time,” Munzing commented. “It’s going to be fun!”
About Against The Grain Gourmet
Against The Grain Gourmet is one of the largest independent wholesale manufacturers of gluten free products in the country. Their products are distributed in the US and Canada in over 11,000 retail locations. Desserts at the event will showcase their new gluten-free and grain-free baking mixes.
About Project Feed the Thousands
Project Feed the Thousands was started in 1994 with a goal of filling a single tractor trailer with food donations for people in the Brattleboro area. Today, the organization collects 200,000 food and personal care items and distributes them to nine food shelves in communities in southeastern Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire. The Project also raises funds to purchase additional food for those in need.
About Strolling of the Heifers
Strolling of the Heifers is a non-profit organization with the mission of connecting people with healthy local food, encouraging and facilitating innovation and entrepreneurship in the farm/food sector, and supporting the development of stronger local food systems and healthy, sharing, connected and resilient communities.