The Cooler is Done!
WE DID IT, BUT NOT WITHOUT THE HELP OF 82 OF YOU! See the last post for a detailed list of all who contributed to the project .
Keith from Watershed Construction & Restoration generously sent two of his team over this week to put the metal on the roof, the final step of the project. Thanks so much Keith, Dave and Matt for getting it done!
The cooler has been running for almost two months, with thousands of pounds of food going in and out of it. All that donated produce was then sent to those in our community with limited access to healthy, fresh local food.
None of this would have been possible without all your help and most importantly all the time and expertise Neil Husher from Vermont Architects Collaborative put in to the project over the spring and summer. He gave many, many hours of his time to making sure each step of the project got us closer to our end goal -- having this great new resource to serve the community.
We also want to thank Nate Rogers of Rogers Farmstead again for opening up his farm to us and to all the volunteers as we worked to build the cooler. Thanks for giving the cooler a home and being super flexible as we took over some of his space to build the cooler.
This season we have recovered over 17,000 pound to date and more food goes into the cooler daily. Since CHCV was founded in 2014 a total of over 70,000 pounds of food has been recovered and donated.