KILLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – The Killington Resort will hold a food giveaway Thursday with all the food coming from local farms.

About 700 bags of food will be distributed at the Farm-to-Trunk Community Food Giveaway, with an additional $50,000 being donated to help food insecurity in the community.

The bags include milk from Thomas Dairy, sweet corn from Brown’s Orchard and cheese from Vermont Farmstead. Organizers hope the giveaway will support farms that have been negatively impacted by the pandemic.

Killington Resort president Mike Solimano says even though the recent COVID outbreak didn’t happen at their resort, they are working to support the community.

“We’ve been working pretty hard as a community to make sure people are safe. Business at the resort has been pretty strong this summer and we haven’t had any incidents. We’ve been making sure everybody’s had a face mask and was being socially distant. So we’ve been pretty proud at how we’ve done. It’s unfortunate that event happened and caused an outbreak, but it does show how we have to be vigilant to make sure we are all safe,” Solimano said.

The Farm-to-Trunk event will take place at Pico Mountain from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.

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