Southwestern Vermont Health Care Takes United Way Peanut Butter & Jam Slam Title
Ashley Jowett
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Southwestern Vermont Health Care Takes United Way Peanut Butter & Jam Slam Title

Caption: Caprice Hover of United Way of Rutland County, far left, delivered a plaque commemorating Southwestern Vermont Health Care as the winner of this year’s Peanut Butter and Jam Slam event. SVHC staff, shown from left to right, are Christopher Dargie, director of Environmental Services; Andrea Wheeler, retail manager; Laura LaCroix, executive chef; Tiffany Tobin, director of Hospitality Services; and Morgan Ackert, nutrition assistant.

Bennington, VT—May 14, 2019—Staff members of the Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) met with Caprice Hover of the United Way of Rutland County in the lobby at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) to accept the plaque for Bennington County’s top business participant in this year’s United Way Peanut Butter & Jam Slam.

Traditionally, food pantries experience a slow-down in donations after Thanksgiving and through the spring. This event looks to bolster supplies during a lean time of year by encouraging local businesses and civic organizations to collect jars of peanut butter and jelly to donate to food pantries.

More than 20 groups from all over the county participated in this year’s effort. Thirty departments of Southwestern Vermont Health Care collected a combined total of 2,113 jars, taking the top prize. Arlington Lions Club placed second with more than 500 jars collected. A total of 4,757 jars were collected by all participants combined. Hover suspects the donations fed many children during the recent school vacation.

“We’d like to express heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated,” Hover said. “We can’t do it without you.”

The United Way of Rutland County aims to keep local funds and resources in Bennington to support the needs of Bennington.  Contact United Way of Rutland County at 802-773-7477 or

About United Way of Rutland County: United Way of Rutland County has served the community since 1943. It is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the common good, focusing on health, education, and financial stability. United Way collaborates with other community organizations, partners with businesses, teams with service delivery organizations, and joins forces with dedicated leaders and volunteers. Together, United Way solves community needs that affect families and children, assuring a community-wide services infrastructure.  The mission is to unite people and resources to facilitate lasting positive change based on community needs. 

About SVHC: Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent, health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices. For more information, visit

Southwestern Vermont Health Care complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Language assistance services, free of charge, are available at 1-800-367-9559.

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