Vermont Public Radio Tomorrow marks 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 28th, 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 15 meals so that the Vermont Foodbank can help Vermonters facing hunger, thanks to two generous individuals from Shelburne and Burlington.
“The Vermont Foodbank is proud to partner with VPR, another incredible organization that makes our community strong,” says Vermont Foodbank CEO, John Sayles. “Giving Tuesday provides Vermonters with the opportunity to give a gift that will make a real impact on our state in so many ways. With the help of our community this Giving Tuesday, we can ensure that when Vermonters facing hunger turn to us, we can meet them with the wholesome food they need to thrive.”
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 nearly 12 million pounds of food to 153,100 Vermonters.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with the Vermont Foodbank on Giving Tuesday for a third 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.”