TD Charitable Foundation Supports Vermont Foodbank with Donation

November 5, 2019 | Barre, VT — The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, recently donated a total of $25,000 to Vermont Foodbank as part of the foundation’s commitment to strengthening the community.

The Vermont Foodbank is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, providing nutritious food and promoting health through a network of 215 food shelves, meal sites, senior centers and after-school programs, and directly to families, children, older adults and individuals at schools and hospitals. Each year, 1 in 4 people in Vermont turn to the Vermont Foodbank for help. The funds from the TD Charitable Foundation will help to source and distribute food to people throughout the state facing hunger.

“This donation makes an incredible difference in the lives of our Vermont neighbors who struggle with hunger,” says Vermont Foodbank CEO, John Sayles. “Thank you to the generosity of the TD Charitable Foundation, they will have a place to turn to make sure their families have the nourishing food they need this holiday season.”

This contribution supports TD’s longstanding commitment to community enrichment through TD’s corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment. The Ready Commitment actively promotes inclusivity, economic vitality, environmental wellbeing and health, enabling people of all backgrounds to succeed in a rapidly changing world. As part of The Ready Commitment, TD targets US $775 million in total by 2030 towards community giving in four critical areas: Financial Security, a more Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. Through this platform, TD aspires to create a more inclusive tomorrow—helping people of all backgrounds feel more confident, not just about their finances, but about their ability to achieve their goals.


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.