VPR and the Vermont Foodbank join forces for Giving Tuesday

Tomorrow marks the Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that arose in response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This celebration of philanthropy taking place on Tuesday, November 27 gives people an opportunity to turn their holiday spirit in the direction of their neighbors and support their communities. Once again this year, VPR and the Vermont Foodbank are teaming up to give Vermonters an opportunity to support two important causes with one gift.

On Giving Tuesday, every gift to VPR will also provide 12 meals – enough to feed a family of four for one day – so that the Vermont Foodbank can help Vermonters facing hunger, thanks to three generous individuals.

“This partnership makes a real difference for our neighbors facing hunger,” says Vermont Foodbank CEO, John Sayles. “It is an honor to be partnering with VPR again this year to raise awareness and build support for the issue of hunger in our state. This support will help families across the state of Vermont, ensuring that everyone can celebrate the holiday season with the food they need.”

Vermont Foodbank is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, serving Vermont through a network of 215 food shelves, meal sites, schools, hospitals, and housing sites. Last year the Vermont Foodbank distributed 12 million pounds of food to people struggling with hunger.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with the Vermont Foodbank on Giving Tuesday for a fourth year,” says Brendan Kinney, VPR’s vice president for development and marketing. “We give voice to the issues of hunger and food insecurity through our news programming, of course, but as a statewide institution deeply rooted in the communities we serve, we feel a responsibility to do what we can to improve the quality of life in our region. We believe our audience shares our desire to support neighbors in need and will welcome the opportunity to support two essential Vermont nonprofits at once.”

Learn more and donate at VPR.net or by calling 80-639-6391 through Tuesday, November 27.


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.