Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Foodbank is hosting the Pack to Give Back event in Barre with support from Hannaford Supermarkets. Along with volunteers, the Vermont Foodbank will pack 400 holiday food boxes and distribute them to families in Washington County. “No one should have to worry about whether they will have the nutritious food they need – especially during the holiday season,” said Samara Bushey, who is Hannaford’s Director of Operations in Vermont. “Hannaford is thrilled to partner with the Vermont Foodbank to help hundreds of local families celebrate traditions surrounding special meals.”“Not only does a meal provide life-sustaining nutrition, it also brings people together to create lasting memories,” says Vermont Foodbank CEO, John Sayles. “We are here to help ensure that all of our neighbors can celebrate the season and create new memories together over the joy of a shared meal.”WHEN & WHERE: Distribution to Families Vermont Foodbank, 33 Parker Road, Barre, Vermont(link is external)Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 10AM – 2PMVolunteers from Hannaford, Dealer.com,Senator Sanders’ staff confirmed, Senator Sanders invitedWHAT: Holiday meal distribution, vouchers have already been distributed. WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANYONE WITHOUT A VOUCHER.WHO: 400 families will receive a holiday meal box. Volunteers and Foodbank staff will be on hand to help families get the food they need, just in time for the holidays.About the Vermont FoodbankVermont Foodbank is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, serving Vermont through a network of food shelves, meal sites, schools, hospitals, and housing sites. In FY2017, the Vermont Foodbank distributed nearly 12 million pounds of food to 153,100 Vermonters. The Vermont Foodbank, a member of Feeding America, is nationally recognized as one of the most effective and efficient nonprofits and food banks in the nation. Learn more at www.vtfoodbank.org(link is external),Yes
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Related Water receded in Salt Pond Long Island Bahamas yesterday evening. #SendItTo7 #HurricaneIrma pic.twitter.com/ljuTVCams2— Victoria Wells (@Vick_Savalitta) September 9, 2017The water had returned to Long Island by Saturday, The Washington Post reported.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico #Tampa bay now an effective dog park as we wait for #irma. With @CityofTampa parks closed ahead of storm, this is the best we’ve got. pic.twitter.com/Op3FADmL3V— Tim Scheu (@scheuster) September 10, 2017“With @CityofTampa parks closed ahead of storm, this is the best we’ve got,” Scheu wrote.The shallow waters in the Gulf of Mexico also play a factor, allowing the water to move more easily.In Naples, Florida, the water on Vanderbilt Beach recessed significantly into the Gulf of Mexico.As the hurricane moves north and the wind directions change, the water will start to rush back in and storm surge flooding will occur.The phenomenon occurred on the Bahamas’ Long Island, where residents took to social media to express shock that the ocean water appeared to be “missing.” Brian Blanco/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — Hurricane Irma is so strong that it is pulling water away from coastlines, an unusual phenomenon taking place in certain areas of Florida’s west coast.Irma’s powerful winds first blow offshore, essentially sucking the water away from the coast.The winds pulled water out of the Tampa Bay and into the Gulf of Mexico. Portions of the bay that had been filled with water Sunday morning were empty by the afternoon.Tampa’s Office of Emergency Management tweeted a photo of people walking on Tampa Bay, which it said “is very low due to the storm.”“It is dangerous to be walking out there,” according to a Tampa city official.Tampa resident Tim Scheu posted a video of his dogs playing on the bay’s shallow water. “Now an effective dog park,” he wrote. I am in disbelief right now… This is Long Island, Bahamas and the ocean water is missing!!! That’s as far as they see #HurricaneIrma wtf pic.twitter.com/AhPAonjO6s— #ForeverFlourish (@Kaydi_K) September 9, 2017The receding shoreline didn’t apply to just ocean water. Water on the island’s Salt Pond appeared to be missing as well.