Powering an Event that Reduces Hunger in Vermont
Hunger is a problem in Vermont communities. In fact, one in three Vermonters aren’t sure where their next meal is coming from. Launched in 2002 by Harpoon Brewery, the Point to Point is a charitable cycling and running event that raises funds and awareness for the Vermont Foodbank’s mission to fight hunger in Vermont. As a credit union with the mission to improve the quality of life for all Vermonters, VSECU focuses its community giving on essential needs. Food being one of the most essential needs a human being has, we adopted leadership of the Point to Point in 2018 to help Vermonters in need. To learn more, visit the Point to Point website.
Who it Helps:
By supporting the Vermont Foodbank, the Point to Point helps Vermonters who are struggling to put food on the table. The mission of the foodbank is “to gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships so that no one in Vermont will go hungry.” They gather food from gleaning programs and through food donations, distribute food around the state, and support programs that help low-income Vermonters gain access to food and more. Learn more about hunger in Vermont and the Vermont Foodbank on their website.
How it Works:
The Point to Point is a cycling and running event that brings people together with the purpose of having fun while raising funds and offering aid to Vermonters in need. People can participate in the event by riding or running, volunteering their time, or simply by donating. Visit thepointtopoint.org for more details about supporting the Point to Point and joining the fight against hunger.
About the Partnership:
As a part of our longstanding commitment to the Vermont Foodbank, we have provided them with corporate sponsorship and volunteer time, and supported staff riders at the Point to Point since 2010. In 2018, we were presented with the opportunity to take ownership of the Point to Point, which has become a beloved community event. We saw this as a chance to further deepen our relationship with the Vermont Foodbank and build on our commitment to meeting the essential needs of Vermonters.
POWERED BY VSECU
Our vision is to inspire a movement that brings people together to empower the possibilities for greater financial, environmental and social prosperity. As part of fulfilling this vision, we “power” initiatives that represent innovative efforts to stimulate social and economic opportunities through collaboration and cooperation.