VCIL crams its conference room for Montpelier food pantry

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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Center for Independent Living is holding a food drive for the Montpelier Food Pantry, which has seen a surge in demand recently.

Anyone can visit VCIL’s office at 11 East State Street to take part in its “Cram a Conference Room” event.

The food pantry is in need of the usual nonperishables and canned goods.

In addition, pet food and personal care products such as soap, shampoo, sanitary supplies, diapers, are always appreciated.

Bring your items to VCIL and receive a reusable shopping bag in exchange. This offer is valid until 5 p.m. Oct. 9.

“I am so proud of the people who work at VCIL always looking for ways to connect and help serve our community,” VCIL Executive Director Sarah Launderville, said “We hope to get our conference room filled to the brim so that people have a bit of support in their time of need. We hope people will join us in making this effort a great success.”

The Vermont Center for Independent Living, a nonprofit organization directed and staffed by individuals with disabilities, works to promote the dignity, independence and civil rights of Vermonters with disabilities.