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Editor of the Reformer:

Westminster Schools would like to thank Stephanie Bonin and Keith Arnold of Duos Restaurant for hosting a fundraising brunch last month in support of our farm to school program. They are a wonderful example of community generosity. Thanks also to the many staff and community members who joined to make this such a successful event.

- Irene Canaris

Putney, Dec. 1

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Editor of the Reformer:

On behalf of the staff, board, residents and clients of Groundworks Collaborative, I would like to extend our thanks to everyone who made it possible for Groundworks to distribute Thanksgiving turkeys and ingredients for all the fixings to over 300 households.

On November 21 & 22, the Centre Congregational Church hosted our Thanksgiving Food Distribution days. Households signed up in advance to receive a turkey and fresh produce, bread, cranberry sauce, and the like in quantities to feed their families for Thanksgiving.

We are grateful for our staff and the cadre of volunteers who helped load and unload trucks of food and spent hours working with families to make sure they got what they need to make the holiday special. This major undertaking would not have been possible without the generous support of private donors and local businesses that provided monetary support. Groundworks would especially like to thank Costello, Valente & Gentry PC, Hotel Pharmacy, Clark-Mortenson Insurance, and Psychotherapist Gail Peach for all of their support.

Groundworks Collaborative is the organization created from the recent merger of Morningside Shelter and the Brattleboro Area Drop In Center.

Groundworks continues to provide all of the services offered by each of the agencies, including the operation of our region's largest and busiest food shelf, and this community's shelters for our neighbors experiencing homelessness. Groundworks' mission is to provide ongoing support to families and individuals facing a full continuum of food and housing insecurities. We envision a community in which everyone has their basic needs met, including a safe and dignified place to call home.

With many thanks,

- Josh Davis

Executive Director

Groundworks Collaborative, Nov. 23

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