Vermont Federal Credit Union collects donations for local food shelves through in-branch food drive and annual Feed Your Neighbor event

BURLINGTON, VT (November 29, 2018)On Saturday, November 17th, Vermont Federal Credit Union was the presenting sponsor of the Feed Your Neighbor Food Drive to benefit the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf.

Vermont Federal Credit Union once again joined radio stations 99.9 The Buzz and 106.7 WIZN at Costco in Colchester to support the Feed Your Neighbor Food Drive. Credit Union staff spent the day collecting non-perishable food items as well as cash donations to benefit the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf.  Staff volunteers provided suggested items to donate and those who contributed received reusable grocery and wine totes provided by the Credit Union as a thank you.

This year’s food drive saw an increase from last year’s event with 5,196 pounds of food and $747 collected. Anna McMahon, Community Engagement Manager at the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, shared, “The Feed Your Neighbor Food Drive has become a tradition at the Food Shelf and we feel privileged to continue this partnership.  Without this kind of support, the Food Shelf would not be able to provide meals for food insecure families during the holiday season.”

In addition to the annual event, the Credit Union held a food drive at its six branch locations for members to contribute throughout the month of November. Food collected at the branches will be distributed to local food shelves including Northwest Family Foods, Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE), Milton Family Community Center and the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf.

About Vermont Federal Credit Union

Vermont Federal Credit Union is a $900 million-plus full-service, not-for-profit, cooperative financial institution that has served Vermonters for more than 70 years, with eight locations currently serving over 50,000 members. Members are part of a cooperative, meaning they share ownership in the Credit Union and elect a volunteer board of directors. Vermont Federal Credit Union provides membership to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Vermont. Vermont Federal Credit Union is committed to supporting its communities and helping Vermonters prosper, no matter where they may be on life’s journey.


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