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NorthCountry Donates to Seventeen Local Non-Profits Fighting Food Insecurity

In keeping with its annual tradition, NorthCountry Federal Credit Union has donated $2,000 each to seventeen organizations whose services provide access to food in our communities:

  • Addison Food Shelf (serving Addison County)
  • Champlain Islands Food Shelf (serving Grand Isle County)
  • Colchester Food Shelf
  • Colebrook Area Food Pantry (NH)
  • Enosburg Food Shelf (serving Northeast Franklin County)
  • Feeding Chittenden (serving Chittenden County)
  • Joint Council for Economic Opportunity of Clinton and Franklin Counties, Inc. (NY)
  • Lamoille Community Food Share, Inc. (serving Lamoille County)
  • Littleton Food Pantry (serving Bath, Berlin, Bethlehem, Dalton, Franconia, Lancaster, Landaff, Lincoln, Lisbon, Littleton, Lyman, Twin Mountains, Whitefield, and Woodsville NH)
  • Lyndon Area Emergency Food Shelf (serving Lyndon, Lyndonville, Burke, East Burke, West Burke, East Haven, Newark, Sheffield and Kirby)
  • Newbury Food Shelf
  • Northeast Kingdom Community Action (serving the NEK)
  • North End Food Pantry (open to anyone)
  • Northwest Family Foods (serving St. Albans, Isle La Motte and Richford)
  • South Burlington Food Shelf
  • Vermont Foodbank (serving VT)
  • Williston Community Food Shelf (serving Williston, Richmond, St. George and Essex)

“We give to a variety of non-profit organizations that focus on varying needs and initiatives. Many of those donations are a result of applications submitted to us for community giving,” says Bob Morgan, CEO. “However, NorthCountry’s Board of Directors sees food insecurity as a widespread, distressing issue and chooses to set aside funds to distribute to the organizations that help fight it, regardless of appeal.”

This year NorthCountry has made donations to over 140 non-profits totaling more than $440,000. NorthCountry Federal Credit Union is Vermont’s third largest credit union, serving the northern part of Vermont as well as parts of New York and New Hampshire. In 1950 a group of employees at the General Electric facility in Burlington, VT organized the credit union. It now provides its not-for-profit financial services to over 65,000 people.