Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Three-Day Pledge Drive Will Fight Hunger And Promote Nutrition Education

As a statewide organization dedicated to public service, VPR is deeply rooted in the communities we serve. Over the last several years, we’ve been taking our mission a step further by bringing listeners together during membership drives to support organizations that help improve the quality of life in Vermont - while raising the money to support the programming you count on.

We’re proud to announce another community partnership for our “mini” membership drive next week: For every pledge VPR receives through noon on September 8, the Vermont Community Foundation will donate a bag of groceries to Hunger Free Vermont's Learning Kitchen program.

Hunger Free Vermont is a statewide organization with the mission to end hunger and malnutrition for all Vermonters. The Learning Kitchen program empowers low-income Vermonters to make healthy food choices through classes taught in schools and community centers throughout the state. After learning to prepare (and enjoying!) a meal in class, participants take home a grocery bag that includes all of the ingredients to recreate the meal at home with their families. The Learning Kitchen enhances community health and self-sufficiency by enabling parents and children to develop the practical skills necessary to establish life-long healthy eating habits.

The Vermont Community Foundation fosters philanthropy in Vermont by helping individuals, organizations, and businesses put their values and their spirit of giving to work in the state. 

We are grateful to our partners Hunger Free Vermont and the Vermont Community Foundation who have joined with us in the unique partnership!

Now it’s up to you.

Your pledge during this short, three-day fundraiser benefits you, VPR, and our community. Of course, you don’t have to wait to make your pledge – your pledge online today will support VPR and Hunger Free Vermont.

Thanks so much!

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