BARRE, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont State Employees' Credit Union says it will chip in $120,000 during the next three years to help the Vermont Foodbank move food around the state.
Foodbank officials say that's about enough money to operate a Foodbank truck that makes a daily trip between Rutland and Burlington. The Foodbank's Judy Stermer says the budget for that truck route is about $40,000 a year.
Foodbank CEO John Sayles says the credit union's contribution comes at a good time, because demand for the food that his organization delivers is growing significantly.
The Foodbank delivers charitable food to a network of about 280 food shelves, meal sites, shelters, senior centers and after-school programs.
The credit union has supported the Foodbank for nearly two decades, but this is its first multi-year pledge.
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