The Point to Point, powered by VSECU, continues to raise needed funds for hungry Vermonters
MONTPELIER, VT, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 – One in four Vermonters struggles with food insecurity and today as part of Hunger Action Month, VSECU expanded their commitment to help meet the needs of hungry Vermonters by announcing their adoption of the Point to Point charity cycling event.
VSECU, a member-owned cooperative and not for profit credit union, is accepting the leadership role from Harpoon Brewery in the popular fundraising event that has raised awareness and more than $1.5 million over 16 years for the Vermont Foodbank’s mission to fight hunger.
The transition will allow the event to grow further, reaching more people and continuing to raise funds for this urgent need.
“When Vermonters are able to meet their basic needs, they enjoy a better quality of life, which leads to healthy, vibrant communities,” said VSECU CEO, Rob Miller. “With over 150,000 of our children, adult, and elderly neighbors needing support to meet basic nutritional needs, we all benefit from community initiatives like the Point to Point, which brings people together to make a greater impact collectively than any one of us could individually.”
“We are so proud of the work we have done to build the Point to Point,” said Jessica Cox, Director of Harpoon Helps. “The mission of the Vermont Foodbank is critical and we are so grateful for the work they do for our fellow Vermonters. We are so pleased to find a community partner like VSECU to step up and carry the Point to Point forward.”
Scheduled for August 11, 2018, the Point to Point, powered by VSECU, will give riders the chance to tackle the same beautiful 100-, 50-, or 25-mile road rides, or the 20-mile mountain bike ride participants have come to love. The new start and finish will be located at Ascutney Trails at the base of Ascutney Mountain in Brownsville.
VSECU is a member-owned cooperative and not for profit credit union for everybody who lives or works in Vermont, offering a full range of affordable financial products and services to its member-owners. VSECU is committed to improving the lives of Vermonters by empowering the possibilities for greater social, environmental, and financial prosperity. For more information about VSECU, call 802/800 371-5162 or visit www.vsecu.com.