Matching gift campaign helps Chitt. Emergency Food Shelf

The Burlington Town Center ownership has pledged to match donations this week to the Chittenden emergency Food Shelf. All monetary donations up to $10,000 made to the food shelf through Saturday will be eligible for the match. The matching gifts were inspired by a desire to ensure that families are able to enjoy the holidays without worrying about food, said mall developer Don Sinex.

“The matching funds will be used to provide a traditional holiday meal to needy families,” Sinex said. “Join us and make this holiday season a wonderful time for more community families.”

Food Shelf Development Director Kelly Saunders emphasized that monetary support from the public is especially important this year, since the Food Shelf has seen a record number of visits in the last fiscal year.

“This matching gift campaign is a wonderful opportunity for our supporters to double the impact of their year-end donations to fight local hunger and food insecurity,” said Saunders. “We are so grateful to Don Sinex of Devonwood Investors for making this matching opportunity possible.”

The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf is the largest direct service emergency food provider in Vermont, serving approximately 11,000 people each year. Visit for more information.

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