CABOT, Vt., April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The farmers of Cabot Creamery Cooperative salute the nation's food banks with a challenge to volunteers to give their time in helping to alleviate hunger.
From April 13 to July 7, volunteers from five of the nation's top food banks will compete to see which region can generate the most volunteer hours.
Participants will enter their hours of volunteer service to food banks in the Reward Volunteers app.
The five food banks participating in the challenge include:
In addition to the prizes available for the Reward Volunteers program -- which include cash, trips and goods -- the five food banks will be eligible to win an additional $3,000 for their organizations. Whichever charity logs the most hours by July 7, 2012, wins $3,000. To ensure a level playing field, the winning food bank will be determined by the ratio of the number of hours logged divided by the number of participating volunteers.
Cabot -- best known as makers of "The World's Best Cheddar" -- launched Reward Volunteers in February to encourage volunteers to log hours, post to Facebook, and earn rewards for themselves and the organizations they serve. The app is free and can be downloaded from iTunes, or used as a web-based program.
The Food Bank Challenge coincides with Cabot's Community Tour that will honor local people who give their time and skills to strengthen their communities. The winner of the Food Bank Challenge will be announced on July 7, 2012 in Portland, ME as part of a global finale to celebrate the U.N.'s International Year of the Cooperative.
ABOUT CABOT CREAMERY COOPERATIVE
Cabot Creamery Cooperative has been in continuous operation in Vermont since 1919, and we make a full line of cheeses, yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese, and butter. Best known as makers of "The World's Best Cheddar," Cabot is owned by 1,200 dairy farm families located throughout New England and upstate New York. For additional information on Cabot Creamery, visit http://www.cabotcheese.coop
Contact: Bob Schiers
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SOURCE Cabot Creamery Cooperative