All funds raised for the Harpoon Point to Point benefit the Vermont Foodbank.
Riders make a fundraising commitment in order to participate in the ride.
If you ride the 115 Mile ride from Williston to Windsor or the 50-Mile ride from Bethel to Windsor, this commitment is $150.
If you ride the 25-Mile out and back loop from Windsor, fundraising is not required, but is heavily encouraged
Online Fundraising coming soon!
Or use this pledge sheet and keep track of your pledges there.
All pledge checks can be made out to: The Vermont Foodbank.
*Make sure you put your name in the MEMO on each check so that we know to give you the credit!
All pledges can be mailed to:
The Vermont Foodbank
Attn: Emily Shipman
PO Box 254
South Barre, VT 05670
The minimum amount required is $150 but we bet you can raise more! Set a goal for yourself; it will push you and your donors to get creative on how to reach it.
(based on funds raised by August 1st. Based on donations made by 5:00 PM EDT on August 1. Checks must be postmarked August 1!)
Write a personal note of thanks to each sponsor. This will be particularly helpful when you ask for their support in the following year.
Ask local community groups such as churches and rotary clubs to support you. Make a presentation at their next meeting and hand out pledge forms.
In lieu of gifts on your birthday or other occasion, ask friends and family to make a pledge to your ride.
When you ask someone to donate to charity, you are giving them an opportunity to do something good for others, and, in turn, feel good about themselves.
Start early and have fun!
Many of the Vermont Foodbank’s agencies have seen a 35-40% increase in the number of people accessing their services. Currently, nearly one in every eight Vermonters is at risk of hunger
20,400 Vermont children must rely on food shelves and meal sites to access sufficient food to lead a healthy lifestyle.
34% of the Vermont Foodbank’s clients are children
This year, the Vermont Foodbank celebrated 24 years of fighting for hunger-free communities in Vermont.
The Vermont Foodbank is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, serving communities in all 14 counties of Vermont through a network of 280 food pantries, soup kitchen, shelters, senior centers and after-school programs.
Last year, theHarpoon Point To Point raised more than $98,000 – which provided more than 245,000 pounds (122 tons) of food or more than 188,400 meals to Vermonters in need.
Last year, the VTFB distributed nearly 7.5 million lbs of food to more than 66,000 Vermonters in need.
14,500 different people receive emergency food assistance in any given week in Vermont.
For every $10 donation the Foodbank can acquire and distribute 25 pounds of food, the equivalent of nearly 20 meals.
The mission of the Vermont Foodbank is to gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships that will end hunger in Vermont.