February 8th, 2018 – Barre, VT– The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, announced that it has provided $800,000 in grants to 36 food banks across the bank’s Maine to Florida footprint to help provide meals locally to families and individuals in need. The grants focus on food stability; healthy growth and development; and access to fresh food for underserved communities.
In Vermont, these funds will support the work of the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, the Vermont Foodbank. The Vermont Foodbank provides nutritious food and promotes health through a network of 215 food shelves and meal sites, and directly to families and individuals at schools and hospitals.
“Every day, Vermonters struggling to access enough food for themselves and their families turn to the Vermont Foodbank and our network,” says John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank CEO. “And with the generous support of partners like TD Bank, we can ensure they have the healthy food they need to thrive in our communities and tackle life’s challenges.”
The grants will help food banks stock shelves to support thousands of people who are experiencing a lack of or limited access to food during this holiday season.
“TD is honored to work with food banks that are embedded in our communities providing food and support to people in need,” said Phil Daniels, TD Bank Market President for Vermont & Upstate NY. “We are extremely proud to continue our support of organizations that help to empower our communities and act as an advocate to eradicate food insecurities that many face.”