$27,248 Raised to Fight Hunger in Vermont and New York
Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel has donated over $222,000 to the Vermont Foodbank and JCEO Plattsburgh Foodshelf over the past 12 years
BARRE, VT – On Saturday, October 22nd, locals shopped till they dropped, and raised more than $27,000 to fight hunger in our area.
During the 12th annual Charity Sale, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel and customers collectively raised $27,248 for the Vermont Foodbank and JCEO Plattsburgh Foodshelf.
“During the past year 2 in 5 people in Vermont have experienced food insecurity – an increase since 2021,” said John Sayles, CEO of the Vermont Foodbank. “At this moment, households are being challenged on all sides by high prices and shrinking pandemic-era support programs. Addressing this continuing crisis takes all of us working together. We continue to be grateful for partnerships focused on making sure that all of our neighbors have the food they need and want.”
For the month of October, Lenny’s customers were encouraged to make a $10 donation to the Vermont Foodbank or JCEO Plattsburgh Foodshelf in exchange for a custom canvas tote bag and exclusive access to the storewide sale. 100% of the donations collected went directly to the non-profit organizations.
“This has been our biggest Charity Sale in 12 years!” said Mark McCarthy, Co-Owner of Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel. “We and our customers are committed to making a difference in the lives of our neighbors. To date, we have donated over $222,000 to take action against food insecurity in our area.”