Sovernet’s walk raises over $16,000 for Foodbanks

Posted On Jan 1 2021 by

first_imgSovernet’s recent 3rd Annual Harvest Walk raised $16,440 for the Vermont and New Hampshire Foodbanks. Surpassing their goal by more than 50 percent, Sovernet attributes this year’s success to tremendous support for the event, as well as to an increased awareness of the foodbanks’ mission in challenging times.Three years ago Sovernet and its employees made a commitment to make a difference in the fight against hunger in their communities. With support from many areas, this year’s event continued what has quickly become a growing yearly tradition. Individuals and local businesses gave generously, with the Bellows Falls Rotary taking the prize for top business contributor. Sovernet’s customers were extremely supportive through donations sent in with their invoices. The Sovernet staff bolstered the event through donations of both their time and money and Sovernet itself continued its tradition of matching the first $5,000 of funds raised. Several business sponsors helped maximize the final donation made to the Foodbanks, with top sponsorship honors going to Boccelli’s on the Canal who generously donated over $1,000 to this year’s Sovernet harvest walk.Other sponsorship support was received from the Vermont Country Store, Vermont T’s, Chittenden Bank, The Village of Bellows Falls, MetaSwitch, Paetec and Infodirections. Allen Brothers provided the fruits and vegetables for the event, the Main Street Arts band provided the entertainment, Waste Management handled all the trash and recycling, and the top fundraiser prizes were donated by the Harpoon Brewery and the Green Mountain Flyer.Rich Kendall, Sovernet’s CEO said ” We are proud to support the important work that the VT and NH Foodbanks do to fight hunger in our communities and are pleased that this annual event continues to grow each year. Thank you to everyone who helped make this fundraiser a success and we look forward to seeing you again next year.”About Sovernet Communications: Founded in 1995, Sovernet Communications provides reliable Internet and telecommunication services to residential and business customers throughout Northern New England. The Vermont Company is headquartered in Bellows Falls, with facilities in Burlington and Winooski. Sovernet is committed to delivering superior customer care and total customer satisfaction, while actively supporting its local communities. For more information, please visit www.sover.net(link is external).Vermont Foodbank’s CEO John Sayles receives a check for proceeds from the 2009 Harvest Walk from Sovernet’s CEO Rich Kendall and stafflast_img read more