Food pantries are an incredible community resource. That’s why Phil Arbolino was passionate about supporting the Community Food Cupboard in his Manchester, Vermont community.

The LifeTime Asset Management team got to know Phil in 2016, when he retired from financial planning and merged his firm with LTAM. Afterward, Phil became a client and a friend.

When Phil passed unexpectedly in 2017, our firm joined his family and friends in mourning the loss of a kind, caring, hardworking man who gave back to his community.

Our firm is thankful for the chance to honor Phil’s memory by supporting one of his beloved charities. We’ve gotten to know the Community Food Cupboard, a community food resource that has supported hundreds of families for nearly 30 years. We’ve learned more about hunger issues in the United States, including the harrowing statistic that as many as 1 in 8 people in America face hunger and food insecurity.

We also learned that, according to the USDA, North Carolina is one of 8 states that have statistically higher food insecurity rates than the US national average. Our firm is dedicated to following the example that Phil set in Vermont when he partnered with Community Food Cupboard; we are grateful for the chance to support CFC and will also look for opportunities to partner with organizations in our home state of North Carolina and in the other 29 states where our clients are located.

More on Supporting Food Resources in the US:

  • Learn about the Community Food Cupboard in Manchester and how you can help: Here
  • Discover Feeding America and the way the organization is helping families to fight hunger: Here
  • Locate a food bank near you: Here