As part of its partnership with Virginia Tech Athletics, Carter Bank & Trust, The Preferred Community Bank of the Hokies, recently donated $1,000 to Virginia Tech’s The Market of VT to help Hokie students who may be experiencing trouble finding healthy food.
The donation will provide a week’s worth of food for 40 students.
“We often call The Market a ‘free grocery store,’ as we provide fresh produce, a variety of proteins and perishable items to students in need,” Kas Church, assistant director of VT Engage, said. “We source local when we can and work to provide options to meet a variety of dietary preferences.
“We serve 90 students each week, providing food for approximately 1200 meals each month.”
Jason Hardy, a Commercial Market Manager with the Bank, presented the check to Church at a recent Hokie basketball game.
“Being able to support the communities we’re privileged to serve is a core value of Carter Bank & Trust,” Hardy said. “Once we learned about the Market at VT, making a donation was a very easy decision.
“What better way to show our commitment than by allowing Hokies in need to focus on academics rather than where their next meal comes from.”
For anyone interested in supporting The Market at VT, a donation can be made here.
For students who may be in need of support, contact the Dean of Students Office.