Under the guidance of a dedicated and passionate group who racked up over 1500 volunteer hours this past year, the Food Shelf distributed more food to needy families than ever before. In addition to the monthly food we buy through the Vermont Food Bank, we distributed over 25,000 pounds of FREE food (from Hannafords, Bob’s Meat Market and VTFoodBank) to 654 households (1,391 individuals). As you can imagine, handling all this food is a monumental task (transporting, sorting, culling, processing, distributing, etc.) and we could use more help! If you are interested in joining our team at the Food Shelf and can donate a few hours a week, please call us: 827-3130 (Community Center office) or 827-3713 (Jane Dobrowolski.).
Many thanks go out to St. Patrick’s parish and United Church of Bakersfield for donations of cash and canned goods this past year Thanks to the National Letter Carrier’s Association for their spring food drive and to numerous local gardeners who donated plants and produce this past year. Thanks to everyone who has had a hand in helping to end hunger in Vermont, especially within our community.