The choices that an increasing number of Vermonters face are difficult. According to the Vermont Foodbank, 33 percent of those who visit the Foodbank find themselves choosing between buying food and paying the rent or mortgage. Thirty-eight percent must choose between food and paying for heat.
With a donation of $9,300 to the Vermont Foodbank, VSECU hopes it can help more hungry Vermonters who face those kinds of tough choices for their families. “As the only food bank in the state, the Vermont Foodbank does a wonderful job fighting hunger in our communities,” said Steve Post, VSECU’s chief executive officer. “We hope that our donation will help the Foodbank continue its many programs to keep our local food shelves stocked as well as help educate all of us about the crisis of hunger we face today and in the future.”
Christine Foster, interim co-chief executive officer of the Vermont Foodbank said, “For more than a decade, the Vermont State Employees Credit Union has supported our mission of ending hunger in Vermont. VSECU is an outstanding corporate partner, and we are proud and grateful to be affiliated with such a socially responsible organization which cares about the well-being of people in our state.”
The Vermont Foodbank is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, serving communities in all 14 counties of Vermont through a network of 270 food pantries, soup kitchen, shelters, senior centers and after-school programs. Last year, the Vermont Foodbank distributed nearly 6.5 million pounds of food to the more than 66,000 needy Vermonters who request charitable food assistance. The Vermont Foodbank is a nationally recognized as one of the most effective and efficient nonprofits and food banks in the nation. Visit www.vtfoodbank.org or call 800-585-2265 to learn more about the Foodbank and how you can help.
The Vermont State Employees Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative, which offers a full range of affordable financial products and services to its member-owners. People eligible to join the credit union include anyone who lives or works in Addison, Caledonia, Chittenden, Lamoille, Orange, Rutland and Washington counties, along with Vermont’s state employees and their families. For more information about VSECU, call 802/800 371-5162 or visit www.vsecu.com.
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