Citizens Bank and City Market partnered with the Burlington Free Press for the fourth consecutive year in a food drive at participating schools known as Kids CAN Help. The food drive was designed to help raise awareness among school children that hunger is a year-round struggle for many families in our communities, especially with rising food and fuel prices.The campaign running Oct. 12-16, encourages children at 26 participating schools to compete to collect the most food. The school that collects the most non-perishable items will be thanked in a special ceremony at the school. Last year, students at the Robinson School in Starksboro were the winner, collecting 1,014 lbs. of food, which averaged over 7 lbs. of food per student! The total amount of food collected from all the schools, Citizens Bank branches, City Market and the Burlington Free Press was 8,894 lbs.“Citizens Bank is proud of the Kids Can Help program and the awareness it brings to local school children and their parents,” said Cathy Schmidt, president, Citizens Bank, Vermont. “We thank our customers and the public in advance for supporting this worthwhile cause that benefits so many in need.” “We think Kids CAN Help is a pretty special program that can bring hope to those in need, said Brad Robertson, president and publisher, Burlington Free Press. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Citizens Bank and City Market, for what we hope will be another record breaking year in donations. “HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP…Starting Oct. 12-16, please drop off non-perishable food items at your local Citizens Bank branch location or at The Burlington Free Press, or at the participating schools listed below.Weybridge Elementary School, Robinson Elementary School, Ferrisburgh Central School, Burlington High School Interact Club, Lawrence Barnes Elementary School Sustainability Academy, Rock Point School, St. Joseph School, Mt. Abraham Union High School, Albert D. Lawton School, Thomas Fleming School, Jericho Elementary School, Allen Brook School, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg Community School, Williston Central School, Malletts Bay School, Richford Elementary School, Sheldon Elementary School, Cambridge Elementary School, Morristown Elementary School, People’s Academy Middle Level, People’s Academy Upper Level, Milton Elementary School, Milton Jr / Sr High School, Twinfield Union School and Winooski Middle School.About Citizens BankCitizens Bank is a division of RBS Citizens, N.A., operating its seven-state branch network in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. It has 23 branches and 23 ATMs in Vermont.RBS Citizens, N.A. is a subsidiary of Citizens Financial Group, Inc., a $153 billion commercial bank holding company headquartered in Providence, R.I. CFG’s two bank subsidiaries are RBS Citizens, N.A. and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania. They operate a 12-state branch network under the Citizens Bank brand in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont, and the Charter One brand in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. CFG has non-branch retail and commercial offices in about 40 states. It is one of the 10 largest commercial banking companies in the United States ranked by assets as of March 30, 2009. CFG is owned by RBS (The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc). CFG’s Web site is citizensbank.com. About City Market, Onion River Co-opThe Onion River Co-op is a consumer cooperative, with 2,800+ members, selling wholesome food and other products while building a vibrant, empowered community and a healthier world, all in a sustainable manner. Located in downtown Burlington, City Market provides a large selection of local, natural and conventional foods, and thousands of Vermont-made products. Visit City Market, Onion River Co-op online at www.CityMarket.coop(link is external) or call 802-861-9700.About The Burlington Free PressAt The Burlington Free Press our mission is to provide Vermonters must-have news and information on demand across many print and digital channels, ever mindful of our journalistic responsibilities. Since 1827, Burlington Free Press has grown to be Vermont’s most trusted and most read newspaper. Over the years, the population growth of Chittenden County has led to expansion of coverage of local news and information with burlingtonfreepress.com the No. 1 news and information Web site in Vermont reaching 300,000 unique visitors. www.burlingtonfreepress.com(link is external).
Loading… Lionel Messi reportedly favours Neymar’s return to Barcelona over the arrival of Argentina team-mate Lautaro Martinez. Spanish outlet Cadena Ser claim that the Catalans will consult their club captain over his preference if they are forced to prioritise transfers this summer. Lionel Messi is said to prefer Barcelona to prioritise Neymar’s return over the capture of Lautaro Martinez Ideally, the LaLiga giants want to sign both Neymar and Martinez as they seek to strengthen for next season.Advertisement Yet the global coronavirus pandemic, which has caused much financial uncertainty in football, has meant such a lavish spending spree is highly unlikely. While Martinez is more of a priority for Barcelona tactically, Paris-Saint Germain superstar Neymar remains a key target for the club strategically. While Messi doesn’t make the signings in Catalonia, as their main man his opinion on their primary targets could be the deciding factor. Read Also: UEFA open to seasons ending early due to COVID-19The 22-year-old has a £97m buyout clause in his Inter Milan contract but football’s financial crisis means Barca are being forced to tighten the purse strings.One option that has been rumoured to lower the cost is for the Spaniards to offer the Italians Nelson Semedo and midfielder Carles Alena as part of the deal.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Why Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?8 Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu Reeves10 Largest Cities In The World6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone12 Marvel Superheroes Before The Fame A club source told the Spanish radio station: “If he had to choose between Lautaro and Neymar, it’s obvious Leo Messi prefers the Brazilian.”Neymar, who previously formed part of Barcelona’s fabled MSN trio with Luis Suarez, was recently revealed as one of Messi’s top team-mates.The 28-year-old spent four years at the Nou Camp and played 161 times alongside the Argentine before his world-record transfer to PSG in 2017.Neymar is believed to be willing to take a £26m pay cut if he wants to leave France to return to Barca.Meanwhile, Martinez was named as top of the Catalan giants’ shortlist as they look for Luis Suarez’s long-term replacement in attack.