Darn Tough Donates Proceeds to Vermont Foodbank
With cold weather coming, nothing feels better than a pair of warm sock and a hot meal. In Northfield, Vermont, the sock company VBSR Gold member Darn Tough Vermont is hard at work providing both.
For years, the company has partnered with fellow VBSR member the Vermont Foodbank. During the pandemic, it began making special pairs of socks with the sales going straight to the food bank to provide meals for families in need. Since then, Darn Tough Vermont has helped deliver more than 925,000 meals.
They’ve been doing so well, that on Oct. 7, they opened a new factory in Waterbury, Vermont, and are hiring for 50 new positions. Robert Lesure, a second-shift supervisor, said the company’s employees are ready to take on the work. “The growth has been amazing, which has been huge for the state of Vermont,” he said. “Helping people to get back on their feet and get them into jobs.”
“Darn Tough is an example of a business that is growing and innovating and helping foster the Vermont brand and the general public’s affinity for our state by being based here.” – Lindsay Kurrle, secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Read more about their work with the Vermont Foodbank: https://abcnews.go.com/US/sock-company-donates-proceeds-food-bank/story?id=80467442