A local winery is doing its best so everyone can enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner


On Saturday, Shelburne Vineyards held its 12th annual Harvest Festival in partnership with Feeding Chittenden. Instead of charging a cover charge to enter the festival, all you had to do was bring some kind of food donation. “We recognize that there is a lot of need in the community all the time, but especially at this time of year,” said Gail Albert, owner of Shelburne Vineyard. During the festival, vendors from across the state displayed and sold various food and beverage items to raise awareness of the need for food donations. Thanksgiving season,” said Anglea deBettencourt, special events coordinator at Feeding Chittenden. Once the festival is over, Feeding Chittenden is working to get donations to the shelves as quickly as possible. “We weigh it, it’s brought into our little warehouse, and then volunteers help us sort the items and we put them on the shelves and they go straight to people,” deBettencourt said. With the continued success of the partnership and the event, both parties look forward to continuing to help the community. “We basically want to be part of the community, we feel we have an obligation as local growers and traders to help support the rest of the community and some people who aren’t as lucky as us,” said Ken Albert, owner of Shelburne Vineyard.

On Saturday, Shelburne Vineyards hosted its 12e Annual harvest festival
in partnership with Feeding Chittenden. Instead of charging a cover charge to enter the festival, all you had to do was bring some kind of food donation.

“We recognize that there is a lot of need in the community all the time, but especially at this time of year,” said Gail Albert, owner of Shelburne Vineyard.

During the festival, vendors from across the state displayed and sold various food and beverage items to raise awareness of the need for food donations.

“The goal, especially at this time of year, is to raise enough funds and get enough donations to support our community through the Thanksgiving season,” said Anglea deBettencourt, events coordinator. specials at Feeding Chittenden.

Once the festival is over, Feeding Chittenden strives to get donations to the shelves as quickly as possible.

“We weigh it, it’s brought into our little warehouse, and then volunteers help us sort the items and we put them on the shelves and they go straight to people,” deBettencourt said.

With the continued success of the partnership and the event, both parties look forward to continuing to help the community.

“We basically want to be part of the community, we feel we have an obligation as local growers and traders to help support the rest of the community and some people who aren’t as lucky as us,” said Ken Albert, owner of Shelburne Vineyard.

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