“It was started as a family event with activities for kids.”
But about five years ago, the company wanted it to evolve and held the event as a fundraiser. In the last few years, Champlain Telephone Company focused on food shelves.
“This is the third year we have done it for food shelves,” Marking said. “It is a great way to serve the specific communities we serve.”
Roughly 1 in 6 people in the United States goes without adequate food, and millions of Americans struggle with hunger, according to Hunger America, a nationwide organization that coordinates with food shelves around the country.
Champlain Telephone Company recognizes the need.
Typically, the company matches the contribution.
Last year, roughly 200 people were in attendance.
The event raised more than $900.
It is being held at Champlain Telephone Company offices on Route 9, 1118 Main Street, Champlain.
There will be interactive displays showing Champlain Telephone Company’s newest products and services.
The event is free and open to the public.
Those interested in more information should call Champlain Telephone Company at 298-2411.