King Arthur Flour Raises $16,000 for Vermont Hunger Relief
Norwich, Vermont – September 11, 2014 – With over a third of all Vermonters not being able to afford enough food, King Arthur Flour is proud to announce that nearly $16,000 was raised to combat the serious issue of hunger.
The Second Annual Bakers’ Harvest Tasting Supper brought together two dozen food vendors and farms – allowing 130 attendees to indulge in the sweet and savory specialties the Upper Valley has to offer. King Arthur Flour matched $7,980 in donations to benefit Hunger Free Vermont, totaling $15,960.
John Tunnicliffe, King Arthur Flour’s Director of Retail Operations, expressed joy in how much money was raised for a local charity. “It is a fantastic feeling to give back to the community where you work and live. My heart warmed seeing the great turnout and participation during our Bakers’ Harvest. I look forward to many more tasting suppers in the future and supporting Hunger Free Vermont.”
“We are proud to partner with King Arthur Flour toward our mission to end hunger and malnutrition for all Vermonters,” remarks Marissa Parisi, Executive Director of Hunger Free Vermont, “The company’s continued, generous support of our work makes it possible for us to ensure children are fed wherever they are in their day and that Vermonters have the skills and resources they need to prepare nutritious meals for their families. King Arthur Flour’s commitment to their community and to teaching cooking skills is aligned with our vision for a hunger-free Vermont. We cannot thank them enough for making possible such a successful fundraising event!”
About King Arthur Flour
King Arthur Flour is America's oldest flour company and premier baking resource, offering ingredients and inspiration to bakers everywhere since 1790. The company's high-quality flour is available in supermarkets nationwide. More than 3,500 tested and trusted baking tools, ingredients, and recipes are available online at kingarthurflour.com. Headquartered in Norwich, Vermont, King Arthur Flour became 100% employee-owned in 2004, a founding B (Beneficial) Corporation in 2007, and sponsor of 1% for the Planet in 2014.