The Grammar School to hold Inaugural Ski for Hunger

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The Grammar School students will be skiing to support the Putney Food Shelf. Photo provided.

PUTNEY, Vt. – The Grammar School will hold its inaugural Ski For Hunger, Thursday, March 1, from 1–3 p.m. at the school. The event will benefit the Putney food shelf.

“Cross country skiing is an integral part of the TGS experience since our founding,” said head of school, Nick Perry. “We see this as an ideal way to combine our love of the outdoors with our commitment to helping the Food Shelf address food scarcity in our community.”

All skiers who participate will set a distance goal and obtain monetary pledges for that designated distance, having the option of skiing laps around a 400-meter or a 1-kilometer track. These proceeds will be collected and donated to the Putney Food Shelf.

Throughout the school year, the Grammar School supports the Putney Food Shelf in a variety of ways. Each month, a designated class spearheads food collection from the school. In addition, special food drives happen in September, when the school fills their school bus with donations for the Top the Truck drive; during the holiday season, and at the school’s spring musical event.

If the event is successful, the Grammar School hopes to make it a community-wide event in subsequent years.

For more information, please contact Justin Altman at

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