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Fuel Your Neighbors

Powering emergency food and heating assistance for Vermonters.

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Fuel for body and home

Vermont winters can be long, cold, and, most notably, expensive. Fuel Your Neighbors helps Vermont’s most vulnerable populations get the fuel they need by covering the costs of home heating and/or food.

Who we help

Children and seniors are at the greatest risk in winter. VSECU and Fuel Your Neighbors partner to maximize our positive impact and protect the most vulnerable Vermonters during the harsh winter months.

14
%

of children in Vermont need food assistance.

40
%

of people requiring emergency heating assistance are retired seniors.

$
325K

raised in 2023/2024 to ensure no one went to bed cold or hungry.

About the partnership

Fuel Your Neighbors was launched by VSECU andĀ Capstone Community Action, with generous support fromĀ The Point FM. Together we were able to exceed the programā€™s goal for its initial winter. The initial success of the program attracted additional sponsors includingĀ Red Hen Baking Co.,Ā Sovernet Communications (FirstLight),Ā Leone, Mcdonnell & Roberts,Ā Symquest,Ā Hickok and Boardman, andĀ The Alchemist.

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