Vermont Foodbank Staff Jen Hutchinson

Jennifer Hutchinson
Youth Programs Manager and Network Partner Support

In what facility do you work?

When did you start working with the Foodbank?
May 31, 2005

Why do you work for the Vermont Foodbank?
I want to work hard at a job that helps others, something that is more than just a paycheck.

Do you have a favorite story from your work or a “high point” that you can share?
Starting the BackPack program was certainly a high point as well as starting the school food pantry program.

If you could work in another Foodbank department or job for a day, what would it be and why?
Human resources, I have an invested interest in this organization and the people who work here I would be happy to have a job that supported both.

Are there any activists, philanthropists or public figures that inspire you? If so, why?
There is not so much a current public figure or activist that inspires me. My mother and my children inspire me the most in my career. I always keep a quote by Plato in mind though- Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

What do you think is key to ending hunger in Vermont?
Compassion instead of judgment and continuing to inform our elected officials about our cause.

Will you join our staff in supporting our cause?  Please give to the Vermont Foodbank today!