Last week, employees of Vermont Mutual Insurance Group made a trip to the Vermont Foodbank. Besides spending the afternoon working in the Foodbank’s warehouse, Vermont Mutual’s President & CEO, William Catto, and a group of employees presented the Foodbank with a $10,000 donation to support hunger relief in Vermont, on behalf of the Vermont Mutual Insurance Group Charitable Giving Fund.
“Vermont Mutual has been taking action against hunger in Vermont for more than 10 years now. They are a leader in the fight against hunger in our state,” said John Sayles Vermont Foodbank CEO. “This donation and the sustaining support of Vermont Mutual are outstanding examples of good corporate citizenship and community partnership.”
Each year, the Vermont Foodbank serves 153,000 Vermonters, or 25% of Vermont’s population. With an ambitious goal of distributing 10 million pounds of food, 2 million of which will be fresh produce, the Vermont Foodbank relies on the support and generosity of corporate and individual donors.
“The work of feeding 1 in 4 Vermonters, 34,000 of whom are children under the age of 18, is going to take everyone, working together towards a Vermont where we all have enough to eat,” said Sayles.
Vermont Mutual CEO, Bill Catto, remarked “We especially enjoy our partnership with the Vermont Foodbank and are pleased to be able to support their programs both financially and also with our frequent employee volunteer events at the Barre Town facility. We are indeed fortunate to have such a professional organization as the Vermont Foodbank to help address the needs of hungry Vermonters.”