Green Mountain Coffee Roasters employees receive 52 hours of CAFE time. CAFE stands for Community Action For Employees and allows employees to volunteer during their normal work hours, getting paid their normal wages. A culture of volunteerism permeates the company and we’re glad to partner with them for the BackPack Program.

The featured employees in this video – and many others – use their CAFE hours to support the Vermont Foodbank BackPack Program during second and third shifts. They pack the bags, which are designed to meet the needs of hungry children at times when other resources, like school breakfast and lunch, are not available, such as weekends and school vacations. Kids receive bags of foods on Fridays to get them through the weekend.

Without their help, we’d be delivering many fewer backpacks of food.

We couldn’t deliver BackPack without your support either, so please consider giving to the Vermont Foodbank today!