With support from the Johnson & Johnson Foundation and the Saranac Lake Rotary Foundation, the Hub on the Hill has launched a fundraising campaign for new vehicles to deliver emergency food packages & local food from the Canadian Border to NYC.
Resulting from a successful partnership with AdkAction, The Hub on the Hill in the Champlain Valley is expected to deliver approximately 80,000 meals by October 1, 2020.
Due to the increased need for door-to-door deliveries associated with the pandemic the Hub’s delivery fleet has been strained.
Mercedes-Benz is providing $10,000 toward a new Sprinter Van, Thermo-King is providing a $1,500 discount for the refrigeration unit, and the Johnson & Johnson Foundation is pledging $15,000 plus a 50% match on pledges made up to the $400 level via their Caring Crowd fundraising platform.
The $15,000 pledge from Johnson & Johnson Foundation has been made possible through collaboration with Robyn Shumer, QMS Quality Lead at Johnson & Johnson. Shumer recently moved to the area full-time with her family.
The Hub was founded in 2015 as a non-profit corporation focused on supporting and reinforcing the growing agricultural movement in the Champlain Valley. From beginnings as a community kitchen and food processing center, the Hub has grown into a local food aggregation role, including delivery services for a majority of local farmers and food makers.
The Hub now delivers over 100,000 lbs of local, organic food each year. The Hub on the Hill is launching this campaign with fiscal sponsorship from the Saranac Lake Rotary Foundation.
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Photo of Hub on the Hill truck provided by Jen Zahorchak.