August 1, 2017– Today Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) announced that they will be making a donation of $2,500 to the Vermont Foodbank to help the organization fight hunger in the Burlington area. KBRA will be coming to Vermont in August to attend the Vermont Captive Insurance Association’s Annual Conference. They will make this donation instead of purchasing conference giveaways.

KBRA is a global credit rating agency committed to setting a standard of excellence and integrity. “At KBRA, we take our social responsibility very seriously, not just in our work but in our effort to support our business communities as well.  We accomplish this with the assistance of our employees through KBRA Cares, our social responsibility initiative,” said Tina Bukow, Senior Director within KBRA’s Business Development group.

The Vermont Foodbank is the state’s largest hunger relief organization. They distribute food to Vermonters facing hunger through a network of 225 food shelves and meal sites throughout the state.

This donation will be used to further the Vermont Foodbank’s work in the Burlington area. Statewide, the Vermont Foodbank network serves 153,100 people facing hunger, of that number roughly 15,000 live in Chittenden County. In Chittenden County the Vermont Foodbank distributes healthy food through partner organizations, operates a job skills training program in partnership with Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, and partners with local farms to glean fresh produce that would otherwise go to waste.

“We are thrilled that Kroll Bond Rating Agency is taking this opportunity to support our community,” says John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank CEO. “Instead of spending this money on conference swag items, they have chosen to prioritize taking a stand against hunger. Thanks to KBRA, the Vermont Foodbank can further work to make Burlington’s vibrant community a place where all our neighbors can thrive.”


Vermont Foodbank is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, providing nutritious food through a network of more than 300 community partners – food shelves, meal sites, schools, hospitals, and housing sites. Food insecurity has increased dramatically as a result of the pandemic, economic disruptions, and recent flooding. The Vermont Foodbank and its network have been on the front lines, working to ensure that everyone has the food they need to maintain their health. Last year, the Vermont Foodbank provided over 12 million pounds of food to people throughout Vermont. The Vermont Foodbank, a member of Feeding America, is nationally recognized as one of the most effective and efficient nonprofits and food banks in the nation.