Occasionally, on our blog, we like to introduce you to Vermont Foodbank staff. Today, we’d like to feature Henry LaPerle, our Inventory Control Supervisor at the Barre Distribution Center.
Inventory Control Supervisor
When did you start working at the Foodbank?
June 2nd, 2014 (On my birthday!)
Where do you live, where are you from?
I currently live in Waterbury, but I grew up in the Barre area.
Can you tell us a little more about yourself, personally and professionally?
I am married with four daughters ranging in age from 13 – 23. I have a little over 15 years of experience working in shipping/receiving. I enjoy camping, riding my motorcycle, traveling near and far, being outside when it is warm and the Oakland Raiders.
If you could work in another Foodbank department or job for a day, what would it be and why?
I would like to go out on the road with our drivers. I enjoy meeting our network partners as well as our clients that we serve.
What’s one of your favorite memories, so far, from working here?
My favorite memory so far would be from last summer when I was helping out at a produce drop at a local senior center. Being able to assist the people who came for fresh produce was a lot of fun. Helping them bring their items to their apartments was an experience not to be forgotten! In the end we distributed a lot of produce to people who were very thankful and happy to see us.
Tell us what you like about working at the Vermont Foodbank.
I love working at the Foodbank because of many reasons. I work with a great group of people who all do a fantastic job for a wonderful reason, taking care of our fellow Vermonters.
My day is never the same. I am never at a loss of what to do. I work with people who I can count on. I get to meet new people pretty regularly. When I leave at the end of the day I feel good.
I’ve always taken pride in my work, but know I am also proud of where I work and feel blessed that I was able to join this team.
Thanks, Henry, for answering these questions!