Q: How does the Vermont Foodbank benefit from Vermont Restaurant Week?

A: Many factors contribute to the total donation including:

  • Proceeds from admissions at Vermont Restaurant Week events
  • A portion of sponsorship dollars. 
  • City Market/Onion River Co-op, one of the festival’s sponsors, makes the Vermont Foodbank its 40 percent recipient in the store’s Rally for Change program during the month of April. That program encourages customers to round up their total at the register.

In 2017, $21,380 was donated to the Vermont Foodbank as a result of Vermont Restaurant Week.

Q: How can I make a donation?

A: There are many ways to make a donation throughout the week. Here’s how:

  • Attend any of the Vermont Restaurant Week events.
  • Visit City Market during the month of April and round up at the register.
  • Make a donation to the Vermont Foodbank directly. 

About Vermont Foodbank

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. In 2017, the Vermont Foodbank distributed nearly 12 million pounds of food to 153,100 Vermonters. 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. Learn more at

Ten percent of Vermont households support the Vermont Foodbank. Won’t you join them? Make a one-time donation or become a sustaining monthly donor by visiting   

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