Do Good Fest Will Return to National Life in 2021Montpelier, VT (April 6, 2020) - National Life Group partnered with the City of Montpelier on Monday to install a Do Good Cupboard in front of the Montpelier Senior Activity Center on Barre Street.

The Cupboard, which was built with materials donated by Allen Lumber and donated time from Joe Blais, an employee at National Life, is intended to offer basic items to those in the community. It doesn’t replace food shelves but can help those who might need items like nonperishable food or toiletries on short notice.

“The Do Good Cupboard is intended to extend a helping hand to anyone who needs one,” said Beth Rusnock, president of the National Life Group Foundation. “National Life will stock the Cupboard with basics so our neighbors can take what they need and leave what they can. Our employee volunteers will also monitor the Cupboard to ensure expiration dates do not go unnoticed.”

The cupboard is modeled after one in Lewes, Delaware. St. Peter’s Feed the Children Heart and Soul Ministry donated the blueprints for National Life to create its own resource.

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Contact: Ross Sneyd, corporate communications, National Life Group, 802.229.3866.

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