A: Many factors contribute to the total donation including:
In 2016, $20,000 was donated to the Vermont Foodbank as a result of Vermont Restaurant Week.
A: There are many ways to make a donation throughout the week. Here’s how:
A: Eating at a participating restaurant does not directly benefit the Vermont Foodbank. Restaurants are indirectly helping by giving everyone a reason to get out, try new restaurants and support Vermont’s economy. Without the event, we wouldn’t have the opportunity to host the events and partner with other businesses that help us raise money during the week. Last year we raised $20,000!
Vermont Foodbank is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, serving Vermont through a network of 225 food shelves, meal sites, shelters, senior centers and youth programs. In 2016 the Vermont Foodbank distributed 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. Charity Navigator awarded the Vermont Foodbank four out of a possible four stars. Learn more at www.charitynavigator.org.
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 www.vtfoodbank.org/give.