On Tuesday, July 3, 2012, VSECU announced a three-year financial pledge to the Vermont Foodbank to support their mission of gathering and sharing quality food and nurturing partnerships so that no one in Vermont goes hungry.
“VSECU is a long-time supporter of the Vermont Foodbank as its work is so vital to thousands of Vermonters across the state,” said Steve Post, VSECU’s chief executive officer. “To show our commitment to their mission, our Board of Directors is very pleased to be able to pledge $120,000 over the next three years to help power the Foodbank trucks that deliver food to various food shelves around the state.”
And this pledge couldn’t come at a better time. During the first quarter of the 2012, the Vermont Foodbank and its network of 280 food shelves, meal sites, shelters, senior centers, and after-school programs around the state experienced a 15 percent increase in demand for charitable food. “The Foodbank and our network are working together to address the growing need for food in our communities,” said John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank chief executive officer. “Our partnership with VSECU makes the job of gathering and sharing quality food easier, ensuring that our trucks are on the road every day, reaching those in most need of our services.”
VSECU has been a supporter of the Vermont Foodbank for nearly two decades, but this is the first multi-year pledged that the Foodbank has received from VSECU. “VSECU’s partnership in the fight against hunger in Vermont is invaluable,” added Sayles. “We are so grateful for their continuing support and look forward to all that will be accomplished over the next three years, as we work closely together to ensure all our neighbors have enough to eat.”
VSECU is a not for profit banking alternative for all Vermonters, which offers a full range of affordable financial products and services to its member owners. People eligible to join the credit union include everybody who lives or works in Vermont. For more information about VSECU, call 802/800 371-5162 or visit www.vsecu.com