With the current economic conditions and a year of ongoing recovery efforts from hurricane Irene, it has become more imperative that Vermonters continue to band together to help those in need.
One of the pressing issues in our communities is the growing need for food.
VSECU has been a longtime supporter of the Vermont Foodbank and we are very excited to be participating in a unique sponsorship over the next three years to help Vermonters in need of food assistance. VSECU will be donating $120,000 over a three year period to power one of the Vermont Foodbank trucks. The Foodbank fleet feeds as many as 86,000 Vermonters in need of food assistance.
On July 3, 2012 VSECU unveiled two newly wrapped vehicles promoting the three year partnership between the organizations. Steve Post, Chief Executive Officer of VSECU and John Sayles, Chief Executive Officer of the Vermont Foodbank were present, along with staff and board members. Both CEOs spoke and VSECU presented the Vermont Foodbank with the first installment of the three year pledge. Later that day, both the VSECU minivan and the Foodbank truck participated in the Montpelier Independence Day parade.
VSECU is also a major sponsor and supporter of the Harpoon Point to Point bike ride fundraiser scheduled for August 11.