Nov 11, 2015
KING FERRY, N.Y. - Treleaven by King Ferry Winery has always been a supporter of local charitable organizations. Whether it’s donating wine and gift items or pouring at charitable events and raising money, the winery has always been willing to help their local non-profits.
Since 2012, Treleaven has partnered with the CNY Food Bank, donating a portion of its tasting room sales throughout the year. From 2012 through March 2015, Treleaven has collected over $8,000 for the Food Bank. This year, the winery decided to donate directly to the King Ferry Food Pantry of Good Shepard Catholic Community in an effort to help fight hunger in the local area.
The King Ferry Food Pantry received a $3,688 donation at a check presentation at the food pantry on Nov. 4 during a food delivery from the Food Bank of CNY.
“It’s been a long-standing Treleaven tradition to give to those in need throughout the year. The King Ferry Food Pantry has given the local community amazing support and we are delighted to return this support in a meaningful way by helping their efforts,” said Director of Operations, Lev Saltonstall.
The winery generated the donation directly from tasting fees from April 2015 to November 2015, with $1 from each $4 fee going to the charity.
Winery President and Co-owner, Peter Saltonstall has been impressed with his customer’s enthusiasm for the program - “The response by the public is phenomenal. It is important to remember that there are many people in great need of the basics that many of us take for granted. We have found our partnership with the local food pantry to be incredibly rewarding, and we hope to continue this program.”
Two days after the check presentation to the food pantry, Treleaven also donated funds to the Ithaca chapter of Team Red, White and Blue - created by Cornell University’s Veterans Colleague Network Group (VCNG). Jase Baese, Team RWB’s Ithaca community captain since February of 2014, accepted a $500 check from Lev.
"We are really honored to be able to provide support to the men and women of the Ithaca chapter of Team Red, White and Blue who care for our Veterans,” said Lev. “Jase and his team are doing a wonderful job in re-engaging veterans in their communities - these men and women served our country and kept us safe, so we are proud to be able to give back."
The funds were raised from Patriot Wine Slushy sales during The Great New York State Fair, which ran from August 27 through September 7.
Fundraising efforts will continue into 2016.
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About King Ferry Food Pantry
The King Ferry Food Pantry serves anyone in need, and is designated by the Food Bank of CNY to serve those living in the Southern Cayuga School District. In addition to food, the pantry has free books, children’s literacy programs, children’s holiday events, used clothing/toys, food tastings and periodic blood pressure screenings. To volunteer or donate to the pantry, contact Debbie Patrick at 315.497.2049 or Debbie@electricalinvestigation.com.
About Cornell University’s Veterans Colleague Network Group
Cornell University helps support staff and faculty veterans through the Cornell Veteran’s Colleague Network Group, sponsored by the Office of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity. The group has led the way on several campus initiatives benefiting veterans, including launching the Ithaca chapter of Team Red, White and Blue, which is a national not-for-profit organization who aims to improve the lives of America’s veterans by re-engaging them in their communities through physical and social activities including fitness, racing and community gatherings.
Join the Team Red, White and Blue - Ithaca Community for updates on weekly exercise opportunities and monthly events.
Treleaven by King Ferry Winery is the oldest winery and vineyard on the east side of Cayuga Lake just 20 minutes north of Ithaca, producing world-class Treleaven Wines. Starting with hand ??tended, selectively picked grapes, we strive to create delicious, local, artisan wines. Along with ??our two flagship varieties, Riesling and Chardonnay, we are also well known for our hearty reds ??like Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, and Merlot and fun, fruit-forward wines. With twenty different ?vintages currently released, we have something for everyone!